Flowing Rainbow Obsidian in Stainless Steel

$85.00

Gorgeous 100% natural – Unheated, non-dyed Rainbow Obsidian semi-precious gemstone wrapped in stainless steel. The non-tarnishing beautiful silver color accentuates the stone. Topped off with a jet Swarovski® Crystal. Includes 18″ black leather cord necklace with magnetic clasp ends and comes beautifully displayed in a gift box.

Pendant Length: 2.5″
Pendant Width: 1.25″
Included black leather cord necklace: 18″ including clasps.
Semiprecious Gemstone: 12mm Natural Rainbow Obsidian

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About Obsidian

Obsidian 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

 

Care of Obsidian

Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.

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

color

Black, Silver

gemstone

Obsidian

gender

Unisex

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size

18