It is named from the Greek for "stick", since its tetragonal crystals grow in columns. Scapolite has a vitreous luster and specimens displaying chatoyancy or the "cat's eye effect" are sometimes found. Deposits are found in Burma, Brazil, Canada, Madagascar and Tanzania.
What are some of the properties of cat's eye scapolite gemstones?
Scapolite is a sodium calcium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale.
What are good ways to use cat's eye scapolite gemstones?
The cat's eye effect is best seen when direct light hits the gemstone. Cat's Eye Scapolite gemstones look best when worn someplace that will get exposure to this type of lightings like a ring, brooch, or a pendant.
Gemselect is o.k the prices are pretty good, but the shipping prices really suck, one time I order from them and order got lost or never came, but they were good about fixing the problem and rectifying the situation, the stones and good, and the ones that come in the mail, look just as pictured on the website, or all it's not bad and its were I go to get my stones.
It was super easy to browse all the gemstones and find exactly what you wanted. The prices were great and the checkout process was smooth. Seems like a great site, will definitely come back to find more in the future.