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About Obsidian Gemstone

Below is information about the Obsidian Gemstone

Rainbow Obsidian Pendant Fifth EnergyObsidian is not a true rock as it is glass instead of crystal. Obsidian is formed only near active volcanoes when lava rich in feldspar and quartz extruded from a volcano cools too rapidly for crystals to form. Its fast cooling environments are along the edges of a lava flow, a volcanic dome, edges of a sill or a dike, where lava contacts water, and where lava cools while airborne.

Obsidian is found in Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, Greece, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Scotland, Turkey and right here in the United States.

Rainbow Obsidian contains inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles which give it an iridescent rainbow sheen of purple, green, and golden color.
Rainbow Obsidian is the most valued Obsidian by the gemologists and is mostly found in Switzerland, in the Lepontine Alps.

In the stone age, Obsidian was used for weapons and implements, Native Americans used it as arrowheads and the Incans for weapons, mirrors, and masks.

Mineral Information Volcanic, amorphous, siliceous glass
Chemical Composition SiO2 (approximately 70%) with a range of other trace elements
Color Black with iridescent shimmer
Moh’s scale is 5.5.
Specific Gravity(density) 2.3 – 2.6
Refractive Index 1.48 – 1.51

 

Metaphysical Properties associated with Obsidian

*All metaphysical properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist’s views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties.

Obsidian

Inner-self
Positivity
compassionate
meditation
consciousness
Intuition

Rainbow Obsidian

Optimism
Awareness
clearing
Energy
Hope
Self Acceptance

Rainbow Obsidian

Mediation
Focus
Memory
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Element: Fire
Planet: Saturn

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