Golden Sheen Obsidian is a variety of Obsidian which is volcanic glass, found primarily in Mexico. Obsidian belongs to the silicate group of minerals with a hardness of 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The stone gets its name from the shimmering gold flecks within the dark glassy surface. This effect is created when tiny particles of Hematite become included during the formation process. Its iridescence is created by small inclusions of water vapour bubbles trapped inside the black volcanic glass, as the cooling lava contracts. The bubbles reflect back the light as a metallic gold or silver.
Golden Sheen obsidian is a protective and grounding stone, that is especially good for anyone who finds themselves in trouble or simply dissatisfied with their life. It reminds us that we are capable of solving our own problems and encourages us to take responsibility for the direction our life is headed. It encourages us to let go of the people, the habits and the beliefs that no longer serve us. This stone also protects from negative energy and boosts confidence. It purifies the aura and is particularly useful for clearing blockages of the Solar Plexus Chakra, the centre of our personal power
Golden Sheen Obsidian is recommended for anyone who has been living a stressful life for far too long. It is a healing stone for stress related problems in the centre and lower part of our body, such as stomach ulcers, digestive issues and stomach pain. Obsidian is believed to have anti inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and inflammation.