Obsidian is a semi precious stone that has been known to us for thousands of years. Obsidian is quite distinguish from many other gemstones and also has many uses besides ornamental jewelry.
Obsidian gemstone is composed of element silicon and oxygen and it is scientifically written as SiO2. Most Obsidian is introduced by lava cooling off very quickly, which generally results obsidian coming into contact with water.The effect which comes out is very shining sheen and crystals that can be sharp and beautiful.
In ancient times there is an information that Obsidian was used as weapons and tools to cut objects. When lava cools off, naturally as a result of coming into contact with water, it causes many sharp remains of crystal which can be easily broken and used as knives, blades, mirrors and jewelry.
Obsidian stone was named by a Roman soldier name Obsius who found Obsidian in Ethiopia. Obsidian has many varieties especially Sheen Obsidian, which has a golden polish on it, Rainbow Obsidian which gives a rainbow effect, and Snowflake Obsidian, which has white additions that look too much like white snowflakes inside the Obsidian.
Obsidian is also considered as a very powerful stone.
Obsidian is considered to be a base stone. It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world.
Obsidian is a serious slave master which gives strength to its users in facing responsibilities.
Obsidian work against dense or heavy energy and build up calmness and peace to the user.
It also works as a positive energy in one’s mind and removes all the negativity.
Obsidian is also considered as a magical tool for instinct to the wearer.
Obsidian has protective energies and helps to get in touch with buried issues before they burst.
As its a black gemstone, it shows self control and flexibility.Black stones have protective energies as black color is denoted as the absence of light, and therefore it can be used to create invisibility.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing and a strongly protective stone, and forms a protection against negativity.
It helps to block psychic attack and absorbs all negative energies from the environment. Obsidian finishes off all the mental stress and tension.
Obsidian is also helpful in dissolving emotional blockages and very old traumas of the user. It promotes qualities of humanity and also gives strength.
Obsidian is useful in digestion. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps and warms the extreme pain. Obsidian helps to protect against depression.
Obsidian is regarded as a semi precious stone and it is used in making precious ornamental jewelry such as rings, earrings, bracelets, charms, pendants, etc. Still many people who follow American cultures use Obsidian gemstone for religious ornaments.
Obsidian can be found anywhere that volcanic activity has occurred. Some of its important sources today are South America, Japan, Mexico, Afghanistan, and parts of the United States.