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THIS IS A RESERVED LISTING ... IF YOU ARE NOT DUWE, PLEASE DO NOT BUY IT. THANKS !

~~~ Golden Obsidian Faceted Rectangle Bead ~~~

approx. size : 18 x 13 x 6mm

approx. total weight : 10 grams = 50 carats

* good quality

** stones exhibit golden sheen when moved around..

4 beads, lengthwise center drilled

Listing is for the exact 4 beads as pictured.

Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.

** Golden Obsidian is a variety of Obsidian with layers of golden brown, white and gray, which combine to form a deep olive-green to chocolate-brown appearance.

Obsidian is a natural glass that forms from volcanic activity. The gemstone is made of the same minerals as granite, but cools so quickly when exposed to air that the minerals do not have time to crystallize. Some inclusions can be bubbles or crystals, creating a random pattern such as snowflake.

Obsidian is extremely rich in silica (about 35-80%) and is low in water. It may first have been discovered in Ethiopia by a man named Obsius, from whom its name is derived. It has been used for tool making since at least 21,000 B.C. and used in jewelry for many centuries. American Indians used it for arrowheads, and the Aztecs used a great deal of obsidian for items such as sacrificial knives and mirrors.

Major sources include Iceland, Italy, the U.S.A. (especially Wyoming and Hawaii), Japan and Java.

RESERVED for Duwe - Quality Golden Obsidian Faceted Rectangle Bead - 18mm x 13mm x 6mm - 4 Pieces - A1928

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