Obsidian is volcanic glass that is created when lava cools so quickly that a crystalline structure cannot form. It is very rich in silica and low in water. Black obsidian is the most common color, however, obsidian can occur in greens, browns, oranges and blues.
Because of its ability to fracture into pieces with curved edges, early people dating back to the Stone Age used obsidian to make tools like knives, arrowheads and scrapers. The Aztecs and ancient Greeks were known to utilize this mineraloid as mirrors.
Popular locations to find obsidians are in Iceland, Italy, Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, New Zealand, El Salvador, Kenya, and many others.
Metaphysical Meaning and Healing Properties: Black Obsidian is thought to ground, protect, encourage self-control, and repel negative energy. It enhances clarity, releases stress, increases creativity, promotes strength, and helps one to see new opportunities in the unknown. During times of transition, black obsidian provides support. Some say obsidian helps with digestion, reduces pain from arthritis and joint issues.
*Price/size/weight reflects one stone. Size, weight and color vary. May not receive what is shown in picture.
Size: ~ .75 - 1 inch
Weight: ~ .9 oz.
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