Obsidian eye celeste of rare and exceptional quality from Mexico.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
Feng shui protection.
Dimension of the pendant: 43mm diameter by 18mm thick
Weight of 28 grams.
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Obsidian is a natural glass, it is produced during an emission of lava rich in silica containing very little water (- 3%). At the time of its exit from the volcano, it undergoes a very rapid cooling that freezes the crystallization mechanisms. "It's like a frozen piece of lava as it comes out of the volcano."
- Obsidian forms so quickly that atoms are unable to organize themselves into crystalline structures. The result is a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture. Due to the lack of crystal structure, obsidian has sharp edges and extremely fine blades.
- It is a natural mineral material that has a composition too complex to be composed of a simple mineral. However, obsidian consists mainly of SiO2 (silicon dioxide), usually 70% or more.
- Its fracture is clearly conchoidal and its hardness on the Mohs scale is between 7 and 7.5 (it scratches the glass).
- Black is the most common color of obsidian. However, it can also be brown or green. Rarely, obsidian can be blue, red, orange or yellow.
-The color difference appears due to changes in impurities and in the oxidation state of chemical elements.
- It is a dark colored stone, due to its richness in magnesium and iron. The surface of this gemstone is composed of beautiful patterns in the form of streaks, patches, spots, inclusions or bands of color. These various modes are created naturally at the time of stone formation.
- Sometimes two colors of obsidian mix together in a single specimen. The most common color combination is black and brown which is called " mahogany Obsidian ".
- Obsidian can also have an iridescent or metallic appearance caused by the light reflection of tiny inclusions of mineral crystals, rock debris or gas. These specimens are highly coveted for jewelry making.
The formation of rainbow obsidian "celestial eye"
- When microscopic crystals of feldspar or mica are formed along the lava flow, beautiful colors appear: blue, green, purple,....
- Thus, this variety is called Rainbow Obsidian. Different colors may appear in the form of successive layers on the surface of the stone.
- When making curved objects the different colors appear and change according to the inclination of the reflection to the light.
- It is one of the most coveted stones because of its fascinating beauty.
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