Snowflake Obsidian skull hand-carved 7/8 inch high bead. The photo is a sample of what we carry.
Snowflake Obsidian is cooled lava flow that has encompassed Cristobalite particles, which show up as a snowflake pattern.
Snowflake Obsidian meaning:
Obsidian is actually glass ... volcanic glass; it is not a crystal. As glass, it breaks down fairly quickly and becomes tiny crystals. Water also breaks it down. There isn't much water in Obsidian as it was the product of cooled burning hot lava. It usually is only one percent water. When groundwater comes into contact with obsidian, it eventually turns into perlite.
When tiny cristobalite crystals are present, they show up as white or gray in the black snowflake obsidian stone. There are many snowflake obsidian benefits.
Snowflake Obsidian metaphysical properties:
It has long been used in Mexico as a stone of divination and there seems to be something to that.
Other Snowflake Obsidian properties:
Great protection for people who are very soft-hearted and/or empathetic.
Snowflake Obsidian healing properties:
This is an excellent stone for sensitive stomachs, people and psychics. Hold or wear your snowflake obsidian bead if you tend towards indigestion or have environmental sensitivities.
Product code S-Beads