Mahogany Obsidian pendant in braided sterling silver setting (1-3/4" long)
Obsidian is a naturally created glass. It is formed form volcanic lava which cooled too quickly for significant crystallization to occur. It is most often black, but colors such as gray, brown, and less likely but evident still is red, blue and green. These colors may be uniform, spotted or banded. This coloring is caused by the presence of titanium, iron or manganese.
Obsidian is a very powerful stone, one which reminds us that birth and death are simultaneously and constantly present, one with the other, always as one. This is a stone that has always been associated with guardian spirits that watch over us, and is connected to protection on all levels.
Obsidian in general helps to alleviate pain, reducing tension and releasing energy; it is also told to accelerate the physical healing of wounds. Obsidian is an excellent stone simply to have around to absorb and transform the negative energies in to positive. It will vibrate calmness and security, and stabilize the energies of all persons within its reach.
More specifically, Mahogany Obsidian will create a feeling of sexiness and more confidence and feeling of ease with one's own sexuality. It will also encourage positive decision making, and has been known to assist in the healing of gums and other tissues in the body.