Here you find Smyks’ selection of obsidian semi-precious beads for jewellery making.
Obsidian is a volcanic glass which can be found around the world in places where there has been volcanic activity within the last few million years. Obsidian is a relatively soft and mostly black stone, but brown and grey variations do exist. The white speckles of snowflake obsidian are crystals of cristobalite enclosed in the dark volcanic glass. Due to its softness, obsidian has been used to create cutting tools and spearheads in the Stone Age.
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