Obsidian

Obsidian is not the end of the stone, it is namely effusive rock, which is formed by rapid solidification of lava. Obsidian is so natural glass, hence its other name-glass dragon and volcanic rock. Obsidian stone is most common in black, depending on the composition of the magma from which arises obsidian are also found in shades of gray and brown. It is easily recognized by the characteristic glassy, ​​mirror surface. It is translucent but opaque, depending on the variety may be inside the colorful reflections. It is highly desirable snowflake. P>

Types of obsidian h3>

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  • obsidian rainbow strong> (iridescent) is painted in multiple colors li>
  • snowflake strong> (flower) in obsidian black with white spots in the shape of flowers, resembling those that frost "paint" on the glass li>
  • obsidian blooming strong> similar to obsidian snow li>
  • obsidian gold strong> unique variety of obsidian rainbow shimmering gold li>
  • obsidian silver strong> black with silver iridescence li>
  • obsidian brown strong> often brown in color with white spots occurring li> Ul>

    Obsydian- little history h3>

    The name of obsidian was introduced for use as early as 320 BCE year .. It was first used by the Greek philosopher Teofrasta- nature. Origin of the name attributed to the tribe Obsius, residing once the current areas of Ethiopia. The second theory says that the name comes from the name Obisiusz, which was to be the discoverer of the Roman volcanic glass. P>

    Dragon glass provides a very sharp and hard edges, so a good material for tools. Already the oldest human culture used it to make weapons and tools. In Mesopotamia it was produced in addition sculptures and ornaments, and the Aztecs and Mayans created it, even the mirror. P>

    Today obsidian is mainly used in sculpture and for making jewelry. Em> Thanks to the extraordinary light effects, obsidian created beautiful jewelry. Obsidian beads are relatively inexpensive and have an exclusive presence. Jewelry from volcanic glass should be cleaned only with lukewarm water. P>