gemstone splinter chain snowflakeobsidian
length 80 cm
Obsidians are also called volcanic glass. They are quartz crystals formed during the rapid cooling of lava. The name goes back to the Roman Obsius, who was the first to bring obsidians to Rome. The obsidian was already processed into knives and arrowheads in prehistoric times because of its sharp break edges. The basic colour of the obsidian is black due to finely distributed hematite or magnetite.
Origin: Mexico, USA
Healing effect: The obsidian opens the access to deeper layers of the soul.
The snowflake obsidian is a stone of suggestion, which draws its manipulative power from tension-charged opposites: Good and evil, old and young, poor and rich, above and below. But it can also help to evade the manipulations that constantly affect us, especially in the modern world, e.g. in advertising, politics and the media, because it gives us the opportunity to recognize the unity behind all polarizations.
Snowflake Obsidian strengthens character and reveals unused strengths. It also helps to face the facts better, to learn from one's own mistakes and to improve intuition and spontaneity. In addition, this healing stone is a good helper for fears and blockades and protects against negative influences.
Star sign: Scorpio
Obsidian or volcanic glass is formed by rapidly cooled lava drops due to ice or water. The composition of the lava, but also the speed at which it cools down, is decisive for the formation of obsidian. Otherwise pumice stone or pitch stone can form. Obsidian consists mainly of silicon dioxide, but also contains many other minerals. The dark colour is mainly determined by iron oxide,