Silver Sheen Obsidian Sphere Large 8.5cm

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Dimensions: 8.5cm in diameter
Ref: 18835
Price: £99.00

Sheen Obsidian crystals for sale from Mexico. 

This gorgeous Silver Sheen Obsidian Sphere measuring 8.5cm in diameter displays a striking jet-black Black Obsidian base that lights up with a shimmering, silver sheen reminiscent of moonlight. 

What Is Sheen Obsidian Made Of? 

Obsidian is a naturally-occurring volcanic glass, often black in colour: technically, it is not a mineral, but may be classed as a mineraloid.

Obsidian is mostly composed of silicon dioxide, and the typical jet-black colour of Black Obsidian comes from inclusions and impurities such as iron and magnesium/magnetite. 

Sheen Obsidian is a unique form of Obsidian which displays a stunning, colourful flash and "sheen"/ iridescence when twisted and turned in the light: this sheen varies in colour but often manifests in shimmering silvers (Silver Sheen Obsidian) and glistening golds (Gold Sheen Obsidian).

Other forms of Obsidian include: Snowflake ObsidianRainbow Obsidian, and Fire Obsidian

How Does Obsidian Form?

Obsidian, as a volcanic glass, is formed when a volcano erupts lava, and the lava cools so rapidly that there is not enough time for crystals to grow. 

Mineraloids are substances that look like minerals but do not display crystals (a key property of minerals): the unique formation process of Obsidian explains why it can be considered a mineraloid. 

Obsidian is not crystalline due to the aforementioned rapid lava cooling inhibiting the growth of crystals, and is consequently not classed as a mineral. 

Sheen Obsidian Colours And Flash

Sheen Obsidian is a rare type of Obsidian formed when gas bubbles/ mineral inclusions are trapped in the layers of rapidly cooling and solidifying lava that forms this volcanic glass.

The layers inside the glass and the inclusions within them reflect and refract light, creating the striking play of colour observed in varieties of Sheen Obsidian, including Silver Sheen Obsidian and Gold/ Golden Sheen Obsidian

Where Does Sheen Obsidian Come From?

While Black Obsidian can be found in many countries worldwide including the USA (for example, Oregon), Greece, and Japan, Sheen Obsidian is found only in Mexico.

Obsidian History

Although Sheen Obsidian does not have a specific history, Obsidian itself has a long, storied history, especially Black Obsidian.

Use of Obsidian by humans can be traced back thousands of years in many civilisations worldwide.

The stone was named Obsidian after the Roman Obsius, who discovered the stone in Kenya, but Obsidian was used for many years before this. 

Obsidian Weapons And Tools

In the Stone Age, Obsidian was used to make Obsidian blades and arrowheads: these sharp tools were used on the battlefield. 

Obsidian was used to make many other tools apart from weapons: in Mesoamerican civilisations such as Aztec society, Obsidian was used to make plates and other tools. 

Obsidian was also used for decorative purposes, to make decorative bowls for example, and on Easter Island, Obsidian was used to make the eyes of the Moai statues.

Black Obsidian Mirrors

Black Obsidian was also used to make mirrors due to its reflective properties, and these mirrors often had spiritual purposes.

The Aztecs used Black Obsidian to make scrying mirrors, which they used for spiritual purposes such as inducing prophetic visions, shamanic rituals, and connecting with the deity Tezcatlipoca, an Aztec God whose name means "Smoking Mirror" in reference to the Obsidian mirror often depicted as part of imagery of the deity. 

The famous magician John Dee owned one such Black Obsidian scrying mirror, which he used to attempt to connect with spirits. 

Sheen Obsidian Metaphysical/ Healing Properties

Obsidian in all forms, especially Black Obsidian (of which Sheen Obsidian encompasses the properties of, given its black colour base beneath its colourful iridescent flash), is a very spiritually powerful stone and an especially powerful protection stone.

Obsidian exudes strong fire energy and earth energy: forged in the fires of volcanic lava, this stone is one of power, vitality, and strength. 

Sheen Obsidian is said by crystal healers to have extra, unique spiritual properties based on the type/ colour of sheen it displays. 

Silver Sheen Obsidian Metaphysical/ Healing Properties

Silver Sheen Obsidian is said to vibrate at a higher level than Black Obsidian, and the lunar energy it exudes, alluded to by its moonlight-reminiscent silvery sheen, is particularly useful for people in need of spiritual guidance and nourishment and for those who would like to enhance their own wisdom and self-knowledge, and who would like to make wise choices about their future.

Silver Sheen Obsidian is believed to be incredibly calming, making it a brilliant choice as a meditation and sleep aid. In mindfulness and meditation exercises, Silver Sheen Obsidian may aid the mind-body-spirit connection, helping one to stay in tune and in harmony with all aspects of themselves. During sleep, Silver Sheen Obsidian may soothe bad dreams, like Amethyst, as well as aid the practice of lucid dreaming and astral projection

Gold Sheen Obsidian Metaphysical/ Healing Properties

Gold Sheen Obsidian is believed to be a highly energising, motivating form of Black Obsidian due to its sunshine-hued sheen.

Therefore, Gold Sheen Obsidian is perfect for those struggling with self-doubt, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, and a lack of motivation and purpose. This stone can gift one with the confidence and happiness that can only come from self-knowledge, self-worth, and self-determination.

Gold Sheen Obsidian is a stone that attracts wealth: not merely in the financial sense, but in the attainment of wealth of health in mind, body, and spirit.

Sheen Obsidian Chakras

Sheen Obsidian is said by crystal healers to resonate strongly with the Root Chakra.

Therefore, Sheen Obsidian is believed to be a very grounding and protective stone which absorbs and repels negative energy: it is perfect for when one needs to feel cleansed and grounded. 

Obsidian can also be used with the higher chakras, particularly with the Third Eye Chakra: this deeply spiritual stone is great for spiritual work such as connecting with the psychic world, accessing visions, and aiding meditation to experience clarity of mind and spirit. 

Silver Sheen Obsidian Chakras

Silver Sheen Obsidian, with its ethereal silvery white-grey flash and colour, is said to (even more so than standard Black Obsidian) resonate particularly powerfully with the higher chakras, including the Third Eye Chakra, making it a great stone to use to aid psychic endeavours such as astral travel, lucid dreaming, and dream interpretation.

Gold Sheen Obsidian Chakras

Gold Sheen Obsidian, with its sunny golden flash and colour, is said to resonate with the Solar Plexus Chakra as well as the other chakras standard Black Obsidian resonates with.

Gold Sheen Obsidian is even more spiritually aligned to fire energy than standard Black Obsidian given its connection to the Solar Plexus Chakra, which is the energy centre of the fire element. This means that Gold Sheen Obsidian can help enhance one's willpower, one's sense of purpose, and one's motivation and energy to strive towards their goals with a fiery, determined spirit. 

How Hard Is Sheen Obsidian?

Measuring 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs scale, this mineral is relatively soft and therefore care should be taken to not damage the crystal surface by handling the stone gently and keeping it away from other stones. 

To clean the delicate crystal, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth.

Be careful when handling broken Obsidian: Obsidian is a glass, and broken Obsidian pieces can therefore have very sharp edges. 

Obsidian Collections

A piece of Sheen Obsidian would make a a wonderful addition to any crystal collection, and this Gold Sheen Obsidian Sphere is no exception. 

A collection of Black Obsidian, Silver Sheen Obsidian, and Gold Sheen Obsidian is an aesthetically beautifully and spiritually powerful trio of stones.

These striking forms of Obsidian would also pair well in a crystal collection alongside other black stones such as Black Tourmaline

Other flashy stones displaying glitter, sparkle, shimmer, gleam, and sheen, such as moonstones (including Rainbow Moonstone) and Sunstone, as well as chatoyant stones such as Tiger's Eye, would also be the perfect complement to a Sheen Obsidian specimen.

Buy Sheen Obsidian crystals online now at Madagascan Direct.  

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