Snowflake Obsidian Cabochon

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Snowflake Obsidian shaped and polished into a cabochon. Stone cabochons are gemstones which have been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted.  The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) front with a flat reverse.  Stone cabochons are utilized by jewelry artists and designers to create unique wearable art.  This unique, natural Snowflake Obsidian Cabochon will give your stone jewelry designs a unique, high-quality appearance making it a one-of-a-kind treasure!

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth. It is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows, where the chemical composition (high silica content) induces a high degree of viscosity and polymerization of the lava. The inhibition of atomic diffusion through this highly viscous and polymerized lava explains the lack of crystal growth. Obsidian is hard and brittle and therefore fractures with very sharp edges. In the past it was used to manufacture cutting and piercing tools and it has been used experimentally as surgical scalpel blades.

Obsidian is a stone of purity.  Brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit.  Helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation presents itself.  Can remove negativity from a space or person with ease.

Stone of purity.  Brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit.  Helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation presents itself.  Can remove negativity from a space or person with ease.

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