Cat's Eye/ Lehsuniya (for Ketu): This is normally milky in colour.
The gems are very hot in nature. Incase it does not suit the wearer,
the gem sometimes gives immediate signals like uneasiness, restlessness
- Cat's Eye is supposed to counter evil effects of Ketu and diseases
caused by Mars. It may prevent unexpected mishaps of life, cures
mania, paralysis etc.
- Saves from accidents and secret enemies.
- For businessmen, it is a miraculous result-giver stone. Bestows
wealth by secret means like horse racing, gambling, stock and
exchange market and speculations.
- It also protects from drowning, intoxication, and Government
- It is said to bring fortunes to those who gamble(horse racing,
- It should be worn in gold on 2nd finger or 3rd finger of right
- The weight should be 3, 5 or 7 grams. This protects it's wearer
from hidden enemies, mysterious dangers and diseases.
- Cat's Eye is a gem, which displays a band of light at the top,
which moves when the gem is tilted.
- The Mineral is chemically known as Chrysoberyl. The chemical
bonding is rhombic.
- It is generally found in greenish, brownish, yellowish and colourless
- It has a specific gravity of 3.71 and hardness of 8.5 on the
Moh's scale. It is a farely hard material, which wears well as
a ring stone. But it is brittle.
Cat's Eye is found in Sri Lanka, Brazil and India on a very big
scale. It is also found in South Africa, Russia, Burma and U.S.A.
In India, it has been found in a very big way in Orissa. It is
also found in Kerela, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and
Being on opaque gem it poses certain difficulties in differentiating
the natural gem and an artificial material.
One striking difference, which one can tell after some experience
of seeing natural Cat's Eye Gems, is that the artificial Cat's Eye
will be too clear and the Cat's Eye effect will be too marked. But
a closer examination under magnification will show signs of a natural
gem - like small marks, grains of stone and the small irregularies
below the polished surface. The lower part of a Cat's Eye is not
polished but is only grinded, so one can see the roughness of the
One very important factor, which anyone trying to identify a Gem
should note, is that some deformities are always present in a Gem
- their absence should be a cause of concern and not their presence.