Red tigereye beads display strong chatoyance in bright orange-red to deep, opaque garnet-like hues. These semiprecious beads get their gorgeous color from a heat treatment that oxidizes the iron in tigereye and turns the gemstone red. As with all gems, protect red tigereye beads from scratches, sharp blows, and drastic temperature changes.
Do not clean tigereye jewelry components with alcohol or abrasives, as that may damage the stone's chatoyance. It is beneficial, however, to treat tigereye with oils like Goo Gone.
All varieties of tigereye are believed to both help the wearer gain a flexible attitude, and to strengthen one's convictions and increase one's courage and confidence.