Silver Sheen Obsidian Quartz Necklace
This necklace features a round cabochon of obsidian with a silver sheen. The stone is decoratively wrapped in sterling silver wire which has been oxidized to bring out its rope like texture. Clustered at the top of the pendant are double terminated quartz crystals. The pendant measures 25mm x 35mm, which includes the silver bail at the top. The pendant slides around an oxidized, sterling silver, diamond cut, rope chain. The length of the chain is 18" adjustable up to 20". A quartz bead accents the end of the extension chain.
History and Metaphysical Properties:
Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass. The sheen is caused by tiny gas bubbles that have been trapped in the glass. Metaphysically, it acts as a powerful cleanser of "psychic smog" within your aura. It acts as a stone of protection, shielding you from negativity and eliminating stress and tension. Obsidian urges exploration and clears confusion. It promotes compassion and strength. Obsidian also aids digestion, detoxifies, and reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. This form of obsidian gets its magical sheen from water vapor bubbles that are trapped during the formation process, before the lava solidifies. These bubbles stretch during that process and create the gold patterns you see on the stone.