Obsidian Gemstone Drop Pendant

$20.00

Obsidian gemstone drop pendant necklace features three 100% natural – Unheated, non-dyed Obsidian semi-precious gemstones wrapped in stainless steel. The non-tarnishing beautiful silver color accentuates the stone.  Includes 30″ black ball chain necklace that can be cut to size. Price includes shipping and a gift box.

Ball chain manufactured in Mount Vernon, NY.  Ball chain is 9001:2008 certified by the International Organization for Standardization and is also recognized by the Green Business Bureau as a certified “green business”.  Obsidian Gemstone 100% natural, made from Mother Earth.

Obsidian Gemstone Drop Pendant Necklace includes USPS priority mail shipping and gift box.

Pendant Length: 1 1/8″
Pendant Width: 3/8″
30″ black ball chain necklace resizable
Semiprecious Gemstone: 6mm Natural Obsidian

*Width and Height of Obsidian Gemstone Drop Pendant Necklace are approximate but within 1/4″ as every creation is unique.

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Obsidian Gemstone Drop Pendant 

Below is information about the gemstone on the Obsidian Gemstone Drop Pendant Necklace.

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

Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Element: Fire
Planet: Saturn

color

Black, Silver

gemstone

Obsidian

gender

Unisex

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size

18