“Chatoyant” What does that mean?
Have you ever noticed a cat’s eyes? Beautiful, and rather unique, aren’t they? They look like jewels in the dark, don’t they? The word Chatoyant, pronounced [sha-toi-ent], is derived from the French verb chatoyer, which literally means to shine like a cat’s eyes. A chatoyant jewel is one that has a healthy luster in the form of a narrow band of white light. Have you seen a jewel like that?