These obsidian stud earrings are part of my obsidian jewellery collection. They are supplied in a fabric-line gift box.
Obsidian is formed by the rapid cooling of volcanic larva. It is a glass-like gem that lacks a crystalline structure due to the sudden changes in temperature. It can be found anywhere that has a history of volcanic activity. Mexico and the USA have large deposits and there are also areas of Scotland and Afghanistan where it is present.
Obsidian is not one of the major birthstones but it is generally recognised as a Modern birthstone for
- the month of November
- Scorpio and Sagittarius
Gemstone Meaning of Obsidian
Obsidian has been prized for thousands of years. Not only for jewellery but also for it’s mirror-like qualities and the fact that it can form very sharp cutting tools. Many mystical qualities have grown up over time and the following have been attributed to this gemstone.
- Has a calming and balancing influence
- Aids spiritual communication
- Has a stabilising affect and helps overcome depression and addiction
- Often referred to as ‘The Stone of Truth” as it is said to encourage the surfacing of hidden emotions
Care of your Obsidian Stud Earrings
Although not as hard as quartz, obsidian is a durable gem that is easy to care for.Top tips to keeping these earrings in pristine condition include;
- Wash, if needed, in warm stay water and rinse well.
- Stone in the fabric lined box supplied, away from other gemstones
- Remove when exercising as sweat can cause discolouration. This also reduces the risk of injury during vigorous activity
- Do not allow contact with chemicals such as those present in swimming pools and some shampoos.
- Consider using an antiarnich strip and a silica bag to reduce humidity during storage.
You may also be interested in:
- My other semi precious earrings
- Black is a surprising but popular colour of jewellery. See my full range of black jewellery
- If you do not find what you are looking for you may well be interested in my bespoke jewellery service.
Further information about obsidian may be found at the International Gem Society.