Obsidian is a form of volcanic glass, it has been used as glass by ancient cultures. Some call it smoky tears or Apache Tears, as it is said to resemble a tear when held up to the light.
Snowflake obsidian is a solid black stone, often it will have white or grey "snowflakes" cover the black stone. Mahogany obsidian is very similar in appearance to snowflake obsidian, the difference is that in mahogany obsidian the spots are brown instead of white or grey. Gemstone cutters will spend time selecting and looking at the rock before cutting to choose the most interesting patterns for the making of jewellery.
Obsidian is said to reduce stress and dispel negativity when worn. Some believe it may be effective in improving blood flow and in pain management.
In single terminated crystals, the energy is directed from the base (bottom) and out the top (termination). Based on the growth pattern, double terminated crystals don’t have a base or bottom as such, and the energy may be directed both ways. Double terminated points send as well as receive energy, so they promote psychic ability and dream recall. They are also used for balance.
- Set in sterling silver
- Approximate dimensions:
- Stone in setting:
- Small: 20 mm x 7 mm x 6 mm
- Medium: 32 mm x 6 mm x 5 mm
- Large: 35 mm x 7 mm x 5 mm
- Bail length: 5 mm
- Features a genuine stone carved into a double terminated point
- This item includes an information card about the stone.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*Sterling silver chain is not included. It is available for purchase here.
**Each pendant contains a natural mineral specimen, and no two are exactly the same. Please note that the item you receive will have slight variations from the one photographed.
**The first three photos are to show the style and sizes available. You will receive the same size as you choose.