Tiger iron jewelry components include tiger iron beads, donuts (pendants), and cabochons. This semiprecious gemstone is a natural mixture of hematite, jasper, and tigereye, and it provides the perfect example of a metamorphosed gemstone. More than two billion years ago, deposits of the three separate materials were slowly mashed together as tectonic plates shifted. The tremendous pressures on the original crystals resulted in the intricate, banded designs that tiger iron components display. Each separate gemstone can be distinctly seen in layers of gold, silver, brown and red, drawing unique vertical and horizontal patterns. This unusual trinity stone is believed to carry the metaphysical energies and attributes of its three parents.