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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Obsidian

Obsidian is simply a form of volcanic glass, derived from a rapid cooling of the molten magma, and thus being ‘frozen’ into a rigid form before crystals had time to develop. Obsidian is also known as “Apache tears”

Chemical composition: 
SiO2 with MgO, Fe304
Color: 
Black with iridescence
Lustre: 
Dull lustre - glassy
Hardness: 
5 - 6
Crystal system: 
None
Origin: 
Volcanism
Healing properties*: 
Obsidian has long been regarded as a magical portal through time and space. It is an excellent grounding stone and reveals the reasons behind dis-ease.
Folklore: 
Ancient man valued the sharp, if rather brittle, cutting edge that made obsidian an ideal material for arrow heads, spears and knives. Obsidian is a shamanic tool that blocks harmful intentions.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.