Obsidian is a kind of black glass. It is a volcanic rock. After the volcanic eruption, the surface layer of the liquid lava cools abruptly and becomes glass, while the rest of the material, the lower layer of the lava, crystallizes in a slow process.
In the stone and copper age, in the Aegean region, tools and weapons of hard obsidian, which originated from Milos, were constructed. The Native Americans also used obsidian for decoration, jewelry and tools.
Today, apart from jewelry making and decorations in general, the obsidian is used to make very sharp surgical blades. Blades, five times more sharp than the most well-sharpened surgical steel can be made of obsidian.
Energy properties of the Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian Crystal has a glossy black and white color and is thought to offer physical, mental and spiritual balance. It is considered to be a particularly powerful Crystal, with fast and effective action. It creates a strong protection shield, preventing external threats and negative energy from entering the body. This special Crystal will “offer” a valuable “helping hand” to those who feel lonely and feel detached from the rest of the world. The semi-precious stone Snowflake Obsidian activates the Earth’s Chakra.
According to Crystal Healers, the Snowflake Obsidian stone (Obsidian Flake) is considered particularly beneficial for the circulatory system. It is considered beneficial for the phlebitis and strengthening of the skeleton and it improves the quality of the skin.