Having associations with Ketu, the domineering and antagonistic planet, Cat’s Eye Stone is an immensely significant and precious stone.
This gemstone, representing for Ketu as per Vedic astrology, is known as Lehsunia, orVaiduria. The other name of this stone is Chrysoberyl Cat’s eye.
Cat’s eye belongs to the Chrysoberyl family. Chrysoberyl is an aluminate of beryllium.
Cat’s Eye gemstone is used to establish mental peace, aid issues related to memory and getting rid of anxiety and stress.
Cat’s eye gemstone has various benefits along with protecting one from the evil effects of Ketu. Wearing Cat’s eye brings comfort in a person’s materialistic life by bringing in wealth and better luck to the wearer.
Treatments are basically performed on the gemstones to enhance their color and clarity.
Heat treatment means heating or melting a gemstone on a very high temperature to wash away all inimical or toxic elements from the stone. Although the heating process does have immense benefits yet, it subsides the overall value of a gemstone.
The heat treatment is basically performed on cat’s eye to dispel all the impurities from the stone. A mined stone naturally contains a lot of inclusions which can prove harmful for the stone.
Hence, in order to improve the clarity of the stone and overall appearance of cat’s eye stone it is heated up to a high temperature.
The stone is heated to a very high temperature, which causes the inclusions to reform themselves and improve the color by making darker, lighter, more intense, or of a different color.
The cat’s eye stone is generally found in many colors. But, when it is discovered, it looks dull and unattractive thus, it becomes extremely pivotal to enhance the color properties of this stone by performing several color treatments on the stone.
The most desired colors are never available in great enough quantity to meet demand, so a variety of methods to improve color have been used for thousands of years.
Rather than the above two treatment, cat’s eye stone undergo several other treatments to enhance the overall appearance of the stone.
Some perform treatment with the intent of enhancing the value of the gemstone on the other hand; some gem dealers perform treatment with the intent of making money.
One should know how to distinct between these two and give prime importance to the one who sell quality cat’s eye stone.