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Cats Eye, the gem ruled by Ketu

Cats Eye, the gem ruled by Ketu

Cats Eye

Cat's eye is the gem ruled by Chrysoberyl ruled by Ketu. With a carbon cut, a light colored line appears and that moves as the gem is turned giving a stone resembles to the eye of a cat. This phenomena called asterism is caused by a parallel arrangement of fine fibers of either foreign substance or minute hallow tubules. Infra red is the color transmitted by this gem. The gemstone builds determination, strength of mind, steadfastness, will power, courage, vigor, self-control, intelligence and knowledge.

Cats Eye Characteristics

Species: Chrysoberyl

Transparency: Transparent to translucent

Color: Yellow, greenish yellow and brownish yellow

Refractive Index: 1.746-1.755

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleocheroism: Weak to strong dichorism

Crystal system: Orthorhomic

Optic character: Doubly reflective

Specific gravity: 3.73

Mohs hardness: 8.5

Dispersion: 0.015

Flourasense: Nil

Identifying visual Strong cat's eye looking light band caused by minute reflection on included characters crystal fibers and also natural and fingerprint inclusions

Sources: Sri Lanka, Brazil, South India and Burma

Other uparatnas: Tourmaline


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