At first glance, Obsidian appears to be just another black gemstone, but a closer look will reveal subtle bands in its depths. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass which forms when felsic lava cools so quickly it isn't able to take on a crystalline structure. Trace elements cause the banding.
Historically, Obsidian has been used to make incredibly sharp knife blades, and even nowadays, it is sometimes used to make surgical scalpels that cut more smoothly than steel. When you feel like you are surrounded by rumors and lies, Obsidian will help you cut through them, metaphorically speaking, so you can get to the truth.
Obsidian helps to clear the mind, easing stress and frustration, dispelling confusion, and shielding against negative thoughts. If you are struggling with long-term mental problems, like depression or addiction, Obsidian can be a powerful ally.
When you are exploring your inner frontiers, Obsidian will reveal hidden emotions and past traumas. It will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and build a strong foundation for future growth. It encourages self-control and self-knowledge.
You are purchasing a set of three tumbled Obsidian gemstones. Stones will vary in size and shape, but most are in the range of 5/8" to 1 1/4".