If at all possible, remove the stone until all soldering is
complete. I think there is a distinct possibility of burning the
stone. I also think the pickle would have an adverse effect on
If I’m not mistaken, golden tigereye is heat treated to develop
other colors, so at a minimum, you might see color changes. I
also think tigereye is somewhat porous, and may absorb pickle.
The optical effect in tigereye is caused by fibers of asbestos,
and the pickle may be absorbed along the fiber strands (layman’s
description). There is always the possibility the stone may
break if not completely cooled before immersion in the pickle.20
Heat shield products may help if you can’t remove the stone, but
there is always a risk. Especially since silver is such an
excellent heat conductor.
Charlotte, NC (USA)