Since its discovery, the tiger's eye has represented the courage, strength and fearlessness of the tiger, which is why it has been revered as one of the most powerful and valuable stones around the world for thousands of years. Even in ancient Chinese culture, the tiger is known as one of the twelve zodiac animals. The tiger eye stands for everything physical like light, sound and matter that we can perceive with our senses in life and is therefore also called the ruler of the material world. The Egyptians also worshipped the tiger eye for its beauty as one of the most valuable jewels in the Nile valley and used it to make jewellery such as necklaces and bracelets. It is said that the tiger eye has the ability to capture the sun's rays from the midday sun and midsummer and to store this power in order to provide its wearer with life energy the whole year.