Natural Obsidian Pendants – Obsidian is a naturally occurring glass derived from volcanic activity. Obsidian owes its dark base color from iron and magnesium, however there are different varieties of Obsidian due to certain features. These pattern varieties are: Snowflake - white flecks crystal pattern, Rainbow – multi colored lustre, Apache Tears – small circular stone, Sheen – golden gloss effect, Mahogany – black and red stripes and lastly Macusanite.
Historically Obsidian was used since antiquity for many useful things such as tools and weapons. The most renowned Obsidians are the Necklace of Renisenib; backdating 1810 – 1700 BC, The eyes of the Moai figures created between 1250 – 1500 and also the Dr Dee Obsidian mirror documented (1527 – 1608) and originally an Aztec cult object.
Obsidian gemstone is found all over the world in places such as Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Turkey and United State.
It is said that Obsidian is the stone of truth as promotes openness of ones true emotions. Metaphysically it is thought Obsidian help provide the wearer protection against pessimism. It is said to balance and ground oneself, dispels any hindrances in one’s life path and help connect to the spiritual realm.
Physically, it is said to help remove any addictive tendencies, negative actions, poor food relationship, and emotional obstructions. Supposedly it is helpful with pain, recovery with wounds, improving circulation, removing muscle spams, heartburn and joint issues.
The astrological sign for Obsidian is Sagittarius. It is the birthstone for those born in the month of December. It is said that Obsidian is for the root and base chakra.
Combining Obsidian with a gold jewelry setting matches beautifully and exudes the look of sophistication and style. It can also look attractive set in silver. The different shapes of Obsidian such as beads is suitable for bracelets and necklaces, cabochon is great set in rings and pendants, whilst engraved pieces can be suitable for pendants, cameo and brooches. The deep and bold tones of this gemstone make it suitable for unisex styles and for all ages.