Silver Sheen Obsidian Stone Sphere Rock Gem
This beautiful Silver Sheen Obsidian stone sphere is 2.25 inches or 56 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 silver 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 Silver Sheen Obsidian: Silver Sheen Obsidian is a protective stone and wards off negativity.
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.