Obsidian, Rainbow Tumblestone Pendant
New light. Primal force. Deep healing
Chakras: Earth Star. Base
Birthstone: Libra, Scorpio
Hardness: 5 -5.5
Composition: Volcanic glass, Magnetite, Feldspar, Hematite
Colour: Black, Grey
Obsidian is a rock that is formed when lava from a volcanic explosion solidifies so quickly that there is no time for mineral crystals to grow within it. It is sometimes referred as “volcanic glass” due to its glass-like texture. Obsidian is typically jet black, however inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles cause the unique blue, green, purple or bronze colours that can be seen in Rainbow Obsidian. The material appears deep black until held under a bright light, then it has an iridescent, rainbow-like sheen.
Metaphysical Healing Properties
Beneficial for shamanic healing and knowledge. Assists with the release of old, lingering trauma and its effects by cleansing the aura and providing grounding so as to support the joyful steps of moving forward into self freedom. Rainbow Obsidian helps with the gentle revealing of truth, especially with instances that were too painful to look at, so that we can more easily understand and process these traumatic events and be able to see the light in the midst of the darkness. Once we are able to bring the light forth in this way, we are more consciously able to evolve. The Rainbow Obsidian brings hope, illumination and energy.
Harmonizes /Combines with: Sphalerite, Hematite, Zircon Crystals, Magnetite, Melanite Garnet, Magnetite, or Black Andradite Garnet.
History: Obsidian has a rich historical background and records show it was used in Kariandusi in 700,000 BC. According to the historical sources, the proper use of obsidian was done in the late fifth millennium BC. It is also said that obsidian was extremely valuable in Stone Age to produce sharp blades or weapons like arrows. Since it is a glass, it was also polished to create mirrors. It is hard and stiff hence it was used to make cutting and piercing tools as well as it has also been used as surgical scalpel blades.
Disclaimer: Crystal properties are listed for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.