Snowflake obsidian tumbled stones are distinctive, fascinating, wonderfully tactile and the random grey blotches are inclusions of the mineral spherulite which are crystalline fibres that occur in certain igneous rocks. They're generally present in rocks that are 'glassy' or have a vitreous lustre and at the centre of the spherulite there will either be a cavity or a crystal of quartz or the mineral feldspar.
Obsidian is naturally occurring volcanic glass which is the result of magma that has erupted onto the earth's surface and is then cooled rapidly against air, water or colder rocks. Due to the speed at which the magma cooled there was not enough time for crystals to grow hence obsidian lacks any crystalline structure so it's correctly known as a mineraloid not a mineral.
Various inclusions within obsidian cause the material to occur in different colours and with different markings and although black obsidian is possibly the best known, other varieties exist including snowflake obsidian, mahogany obsidian and rainbow obsidian. When cut as a gemstone all are popular for use in items of jewellery.
Naturally occuring substances which are not crystalline are geologically known as mineraloids and as well as obsidian others include pearl, shungite, amber, jet and moldavite to name just a few.
In crystal healing snowflake obsidian is considered to be a stone of purity which provides balance for the mind, body and spirit. It helps with the recognition and release of ‘wrong thinking’ as well as with stressful mental patterns. It calms and soothes putting you in the right frame of mind to be receptive for bringing to the surface ingrained patterns of behaviour and teaches to value mistakes as well as success.
Our highly polished snowflake obsidian tumbled stones range in size from small to medium, approximate weights and measurements are given below. When making your selection from the drop down list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 pieces there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been dispatched.
Save 10% on 5 Snowflake Obsidian Tumbled Stones and 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams): 3.3 - 6.4
Size Range (cms): 1.8 - 2.9