Snowflake Obsidian is a unique and visually striking variety of the volcanic glass known as obsidian. It is primarily composed of silicon dioxide like other forms of obsidian but contains inclusions of small, white, or grayish “snowflake” patterns of the mineral cristobalite, which gives it its characteristic appearance.
The black background of Snowflake Obsidian, speckled with these white snowflake-like patterns, creates a beautiful contrast that makes it a popular material for jewelry, beads, and decorative objects.
In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Snowflake Obsidian is also valued for its metaphysical and healing properties. Some key characteristics and uses of Snowflake Obsidian include:
- Grounding and Protection: Like other forms of obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is believed to be a highly grounding and protective stone. It is thought to help shield the wearer from negative energies and provide a sense of stability and support.
- Balancing Yin-Yang Energies: Snowflake Obsidian is associated with balancing both the yin and yang energies within oneself. It is believed to promote harmony and balance between the feminine and masculine aspects of the self.