Chrysoberyl cat’s eye is a gemstone variety of beryllium aluminum oxide which exhibits optical effect known as ‘chatoyancy’ that contains large numbers of fibrous inclusions can produce a ” Chatoyant ” a line of light across the surface of the stone that orients perpendicular to the included fibers. that resembles the slit eye of a cat, hence the name ‘cat’s eye’.
The Gemstone Chrysoberyl is an aluminate of beryllium with the chemical formula BeAl₂O₄. The name chrysoberyl is derived from the Greek words “chrysos” and “beryllos”. Its meaning is “a gold-white spar”.
It is known as a hard and durable gem after Sapphire. Chrysoberyl is an orthorhombic crystal mineral with 3.5 – 3.84 specific gravity and 8.5 hardness according to the more hardness scale. It is a Biaxial (+) mineral with refractive indexes nα=1.745 nβ=1.748 nγ=1.754.
Chrysoberyl can be found colors such as green, yellow, brownish to greenish-black, colorless, pale shades of yellow, greenish Yellow, Yellowish Green, Honey Brown, Reddish Brown, Orangy yellow, Greenish Brown, Blue.
Also, Golden Yellow Chrysoberyl is called “Ceylonese Chrysolite” as a trading name.
The Chrysoberyl Alexandrite is a color change variety upon the nature of ambient lighting. It changes the color green to brownish red or green to purplish-red in the incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame. However, Alexandrite’s good color change stones are extremely rare. also, Chrysoberyl alexandrite can be found with a chatoyancy future. It is rare and expensive.
Also, Chrysoberyl can be found with the chatoyancy feature. Translucent yellowish chatoyant chrysoberyl is called as cymophane. Also, Chrysoberyl cat’s eye is found in colors such as yellowish-green, green, honey brown, grey.
The chrysoberyl gemstone or mineral can be found in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Norway, Russia, Spain, USA, Zambia.
Healing Properties of Chrysoberyls
Chrysoberyl is known as an effective and protective stone since ancient times. It transforms negative thoughts into positive energy.
Chrysoberyl gemstone or mineral is associated with wealth and creativity and promotes tolerance and harmony.
It stimulates the solar plexus and crown chakras. Chrysoberyl helps to open the crown chakra and increases both spiritual and personal power. Green chrysoberyl stimulates the healing of the physical heart.
Chrysoberyl stimulates the cleansing and balancing of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder and balances adrenaline and cholesterol and fortifies the chest and liver.
Chrysoberyl Cat’s eye increases the vibration of Ketu in the wearer according to Vedic Astrology. It is known to reduce the malefic effects of ‘Ketu’ and increase its beneficial qualities. Cat’s eye transmits the cosmic color, infra-red, which is the hottest cosmic ray. It helps with terminal diseases such as paralysis and cancer. Cat’s eye can help in return of lost wealth.