Tiger's Eye is a soft stone, which makes it ideal for jewelry and sculpture. Usually you see skulls like this carved from quartz. That's typical. Tiger's Eye is unusual, which may drive up the price for collectors and hobbyists.
- Fact 1: Crystal skulls are popularly thought to be ancient artifacts of Latin America, but recent findings have determined them to be 19th-century European forgeries.
- Fact 2: One of the most popular skulls, the Mitchell-Hedges skull, is said to have been used by Mayan priests to inflict magical death. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim.
- Fact 3: Because most crystal skulls have no trace of the tools used in their construction, dozens of myths exist regarding their fabrication, linking them to everything from aliens to Atlantis.
- Fact 4: According to myth there are thirteen mythical skulls which, when reassembled on December 21, 2012, the end of the Maya calendar, will prevent the end of the world.
- Fact 5: Tiger's Eye is said to have a myriad of metaphysical properties, from increasing protection to strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.