Chrysoberyl Cats Eye

A person's health and wealth may prosper neither under Rahu's period nor in Ketu's influence. During this phase, the Chrysoberyl Cat's eye stone soothes you.

Cat’s eye (Lehsunia) is a semi-precious stone belonging to the family of Chrysoberyl minerals. The gemstone form exhibits a rare optical quality called ‘chatoyancy’, which makes it a rare gem variety of beryllium aluminum oxide. In the art of chatoyancy or a cat’s eye effect, light is reflected from rounded surfaces resembling a cat’s eye. 
For Chrysoberyl, cat’s eye can be used without the prefix of the stone’s name without affecting its name. Chrysoberyl cat’s eye is also known as Cyamophane.

It is made up of gold-white spar, meaning “golden-white.” The Greek word Chrysoberyl originates from chrysos, meaning gold, and beryllos, meaning white. 

People can benefit from it when undergoing limb, brain and, eye-related problems.
People can also rely on it when they are involved in road accidents or have unhealthy habits.

Lost Wealth can be reclaimed with the help of this stone. 
It gives the ability to restart closed businesses. 
It is helpful for detectives, secret agents, and other workers in these fields. 
It enables one to discover secret truths.

Mental anxiety can be relieved by it, thereby helping a person to achieve peace of mind. 

It boosts a person’s self-confidence.
A person’s ability to think clearly is also improved by it. 
Moreover, it helps a person become more disciplined and self-controlled. 

This stone is used when Ketu is misplaced in the natal birth chart because a poorly placed Ketu can cause rivalries, bad reputation, etc. 
In addition, it promotes spiritual well-being.

Day, Time, and Metal for Chrysoberyl Cats eye:
It is recommended to wear this gemstone on Tuesday in the morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. during Shukla Paksha. It would be best to wear silver in metal for optimal results, but it can also be worn in panchdhatu or white gold. 

Pooja, Mantra, and Finger:
If the gemstone is set in a ring then it should be worn on the middle finger of the working hand. It should be washed with sacred water i.e. Ganga Jal or cow’s milk to purify it from all the negativity. Also, chant the mantra “Om Kem Ketave Namah”, ॐ कें केतवे नमः| (108 times).

Who can wear the gemstone?
In India, it can be worn by those with Scorpio (वृश्चिक राशि). You may also wear it if your ascendant or rising sign is Leo, Aries, Sagittarius, or Pisces.

The price of a carat of Lehesunia stone in India starts at about Rs 2,000 ($30) per carat and can go up to about Rs 65,000 ($1000) per carat and more. The main factors that affect the price of Chysoberyl cats eye are given below:

Chysoberyl Cats Eye is valued for its bright glassy lustre and smooth surface, which is a result of silk inclusions. Due to this, they command high prices, while stones with high visibility inclusions and opaqueness command lower prices.

This factor is defined by the consistency and distribution of color. Honey-colored pigment stones, due to their highly sought-after quality and rarity, command higher prices, while yellow-green Chrysoberyl cats eyes have a lower price. 

The shape of Chrysoberyl cats eye directly affects the chatoyancy in the stone. Round and oval cabochons, which create a sharp cat’s eye effect with a central dome, command a higher price. Conversely, stones with flat domes and uneven bottoms like those lacking a central dome and having opaque appearances will have a lower value and price. 

Cat’s effect-
In determining price and quality, chatoyancy is the primary factor. The stone’s surface is adorned with a thin rim of parallel inclusions that reflect light. There are always bands of light around parallel inclusions at an angle to their length. Due to this effect, the stones become more lustrous, which increases the value and price of the stones. The price of stones is lower if they are opaque and lack this effect.   

Chrysoberyl cat’s eye’s quality is defined by certain features which are given above -:

This is found in-
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan (Ceylon) is of the finest quality and is most desirable but the prices vary as per the origin.

Cat’s eye effect- 
From French word meaning “to shine like a cat’s eye”, chatoyance is derived from the word chatoyer. In this effect, the stone’s rounded surface is able to reflect light, resembling the appearance of a cat opening and closing its eyes. An ideal light band is one that is clearly visible, bright, straight, and distinctly identifiable. 

This stone has special optical properties that are best demonstrated through cut en cabochon. In addition, the ray should be well centered by having parallel inclusions. 

Chrysoberyl cat’s eye typically appears in gray hues, green to yellow, or deep honey brown. It is considered best to obtain lighter, honey-colored stones.

The stone ranges between translucent and opaque in appearance. However, the inclusions in the stone reduce the transparency of the stone, creating the wanted cat’s eye effect. It does not have a negative impact on the overall value of the stone. 

Chrysoberyl is a mineral group whose name is derived from two Greek words – ‘chryso’ meaning golden and ‘beryl’ meaning green. It is important to note that chrysoberyl is not a variety of beryl rather a completely different mineral group available in plethora of colour. Most of the chrysoberyl crystals contain rutile light reflecting inclusions or silk that exhibit cats eye effect and are known as Cats eye chrysoberyl. High transparent yellow or green chrysoberyl crystal also exists but it lacks the cats eye effect. Color changing is another optical property present in some chrysoberyl. These color changing chrysoberyl are known as Alexandrite gemstone. In rare cases, a chrysoberyl cat’s eye may show color changing effect as well. They are called Alexandrite cat’s eye chrysoberyl.
No, the presence of fractures does not affect the astrological property of Cats eye gem. Most of the Cats eye chrysoberyl contain some tiny crack like inclusions beyond surface and it is considered as the basis nature of this gemstone. Moreover, it serves as an identification mark and is fairly acceptable in medium to low quality gems. As per the astrologers, the presence of minor cracks in cat’s eye doesn’t hamper its astrological significance. However, it is recommended to buy chrysoberyl cats eye stone containing good color, luster and minimum visible inclusions and cracks to gain best results.

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