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Moon Phase Earrings with snowflake obsidian

Moon Phase Earrings with snowflake obsidian

Hand-cut brass earrings with polished snowflake obsidian cabochons nestled within brass bezels. I finished the design by hand-cutting the phases of the moon out, with the obsidian as the full moon. Approximately 1.25 inches long and extremely lightweight. 

Obsidian was valued in Stone Age cultures because, like flint, it could be fractured to produce sharp blades or arrowheads. Like all glass and some other types of naturally occurring rocks, obsidian breaks with a characteristic conchoidal fracture. It was also polished to create early mirrors. Though not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on humans, obsidian is used by some surgeons for scalpel blades, as well-crafted obsidian blades have a cutting edge many times sharper than high-quality steel surgical scalpels.

Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Obsidian is a very powerful stone, one which reminds us that birth and death are simultaneously and constantly present one with the other, always as one. This is a stone that has always been associated with guardian spirits that watch over us, and is connected to protection on all levels. Snowflake Obsidian aids in clearer and more logical thinking. Carry this stone to keep others from taking advantage. This stone will reveal what needs to be changed in life to assist one in advancing.