Rainbow Obsidian Stone Seashell Carved Rock Shell
This beautiful, hand carved Rainbow Obsidian troca or turban seashell is 2.25 inches tall by almost 2.5 inches wide at its base. Very unusual and pretty!
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 interesting effects such as a golden or silver sheen or an iridescent, rainbow-like sheen (rainbow obsidian).
The material appears deep black until held under a bright light. Unfortunately due to the orientation of this stone you can see layers and slight purple-but it doesn't really have a flash of color.>
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: Rainbow Obsidian brings hope and energy. This helps one feel more optimistic, and can help to alleviate depression or mood-swings.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.