Obsidian is volcanic glass that is most likely black, but can also be found in a few color and pattern variations. The main meaning of Obsidian is grounding and protection from negativity. It is also known to stimulate feelings of safety and confidence.
We offer a variety of Obsidian pieces that may come in tumbled and worry stones, spheres and many other carvings in a variety of Obsidian varieties. Read more about Obsidian at the bottom of the page!
Obsidian is a member of the Mineraloid family. This material is actually volcanic glass formed when erupted lava cools rapidly which means it’s not technically a crystal. That is due to the high content of silica which gives the substance high viscosity. It’s formed in multiple areas like along the edges of lava flows and volcanic domes and places where the lava directly contacts water or air. For this process to occur there also needs to be some lighter elements like aluminum, sodium and potassium. Naturally, some impurities may affect the color like iron that gives it a dark brown color (Mahogany Obsidian) or minerals like Cristobalite that give it a snowflake pattern (Snowflake Obsidian). Some Obsidian crystals may even have gas bubbles from the lava flow which produces a golden sheen, just to name a few.
Obsidian is a silicon dioxide material. It has a 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness which making it a hard, but susceptible to scratches. Because of its brittle structure, it has a conchoidal fracture point with sharp edges when the mineral cracks.
Obsidian’s name comes from the Latin word “obsidianus” which is translated to “of Obsidius”. This name was given because Obsidius was supposedly the first to discover this material.
Obsidian can be found all over the world in locations like the Mexico, Guatemala, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, United States, Australia and many others.
Obsidian is a stone that works closely with the Root Chakra. By balancing this chakra, you will get achieve a deeper grounding. Additionally, it protects and cleanses bad energies which will increase your feeling of safety. It’s also connected to the Third Eye Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra. That’s why this is the perfect stone for you if you’re seeking some help with facing your issues. It will provide you with the much- needed courage and confidence to explore yourself and your deeper truth.
Obsidian can be worn as magnificent bracelets and necklaces that will bring about more grounding. It’s also a perfect piece for spicing up and balancing your home. In terms of Feng Shui, you can get protective benefits if you place it near your doorway or in the space where you do shadow work. Obsidian crystals can be a great tool for balancing the chakras mentioned above. This crystal is also the birthstone and perfect amulet for Sagittarians and Scorpios!
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