Bold Meets Chic in this Brown Snowflake Obsidian Necklace for Men and Women (EAR-033)
The soothing soft smokey browns, caramels, and grays of Brown Snowflake Obsidian are accented with beautiful Sterling Silver and Black Onyx beads in this stylish necklace. Not exactly the descriptions the Aztecs used when wearing Obsidian jewelry, or using their Macuahuitle, or Aztec War Club—a fearsome weapon used by the Aztecs consisting of several Obsidian blades on a wooden handle. Geologists call these stones Tectonic (Volcanic) Jasper, more commonly known as Obsidian Jasper. Obsidian stones are naturally strong and highly polished. The gray and creamy-white snowflakes are called Phenocrysts, large sphere-like particles of needle-shaped Cristobalite (a type of quartz), which resemble snowflakes. Because of its hardness, Obsidian is believed to have been used during the Stone Age to form weapons. The name comes from the Obsius, a Roman who is credited with discovering a similar stone in Ethiopia.
- Full length of the necklace, including the clasp is 19.5 inches.
- Brown Snowflake Obsidian brick-shaped nuggets are 13x20mm.
- Black Onyx puffed saucers are 7x15mm.
- The two small Snowflake Obsidian barrels are approximately 11x12mm.
- Brown Snowflake Obsidian rondelles are 7x11mm
- Six hammered antiqued Flat Tire Sterling Silver beads are 8x12mm.
- The clasp is also hammered Sterling Silver.
- Matching Bracelet and Earrings are available by Custom Order, and only with purchase of the necklace.
Where is Snowflake Obsidian found? Snowflake Obsidian is found in many areas of the world where volcanic activity has taken place. In the United States, it is found on the West Coast, an area with high levels of tectonic activity. Miriam believes the stones she has are from Glass Buttes, Oregon. These ancient volcanic hills are known to have a variety of Obsidian, including: mahogany, red, flame, midnight lace, jet black, pumpkin, brown, rainbow, gold sheen, silver sheen, green, lizard skin, snowflake and more. (Miriam also has collections of Mahogany Obsidian, Red Mexican Snowflake, and Black Snowflake Obsidian.)