Gold Sheen Obsidian Stone Sphere Rock Gem
This beautiful Gold Sheen Obsidian stone sphere is not quite 1.75 inches or 42 mm in diameter.
Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass. This glassy, lustrous mineral is found in lava flows.
Obsidian is produced when lava cools very quickly. The lava cools so quickly that no crystals can form. Inclusions in Obsidian create different patterns or effects. If it contains patterns of gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow, aligned along layers created as the molten rock was flowing before being cooled, it may have an interesting effects such as a golden or silver sheen or an iridescent, rainbow-like sheen (rainbow obsidian).
In gold sheen the obsidian is glassy black and when the material is held in bright light it has a flash of gold chatoyance or light seeming to glow from within.
Obsidian was important to many ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter materials, and has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewelry. Obsidian was named after a Roman-Obsius.
Metaphysical Properties of Gold Sheen Obsidian: Gold Sheen Obsidian is ideal for enhancing one's direction and clarity of purpose.