Tiger’s eye is a semi-precious stone used to make many types of jewelry, including, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches. This brown and gold stone is known for its beauty because the stone takes a high polish extremely well. Methods for polishing this type of stone varies depend on the materials surrounding the stone.
Things You'll Need
Fill a cup with warm water and two drops of mild liquid soap. Combine the soap and water together with your fingertips.
Dip the soft toothbrush into the soapy mixture. Gently scrub the oils off of the tiger’s eye and surrounding materials.
Rinse the soft toothbrush underneath a stream of warm water. Rub the brush along the stone to remove any soap residue off the stone. Allow the tiger’s eye to air dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
Polish the tiger’s eye by using a soft polishing cloth and rubbing it in circular motions.
If your tiger’s eye is surrounded by silver or gold, use the small toothbrush to apply some silver or gold polish to buff the metals. If your tiger’s eye is surrounded by an organic type of thread, do your best to leave it alone and not get it wet. If the thread is dingy looking, use a mild solution of oxygenated color-safe bleach to clean it.
References and ResourcesJTV: Gemstone Enhancement and Care
Van Cleef Arpels: Tiger's Eye
Shane Co: Tiger's Eye