Quite likely my favorite find of the recent Tucson gem show, what an honor it was to get to know the family who mines and hand carves these incredible hearts in Mexico. Each heart (and every piece of obsidian mined) is carved with immense skill and love by this single small family – one of the greatest joys of working in the gem and mineral world is getting to know and support small family businesses who are passionate about what they do!
Each carving is completely unique, a work of art. The carver has revealed beautiful banding of rainbow color, sometimes flashing green, blue, and even purple in certain lights!
Utilized in the Paleolithic period (starting about 40,000 years ago), brittle and sharp Obsidian was carved into arrowheads, spears, and other tools to assist early humankind. When molten lava cools, it forms glass over time; but Obsidian cooled quickly and remained opaque – creating the most potent natural glass known to earth!
This incredibly ancient healing ally reminds us of our light and dark nature, striving to help us reach a balance in our polarities. Obsidian doesn’t want us to hide from our darker nature: in fact, it shines a light onto it so that we can acknowledge and heal our shadow selves. And encourages us to face our true selves. Obsidian is metaphysically revered for its ability to cut through negativity, repair the aura, and increase our self control – it has also been traditionally used for scrying. It’s a stone found all around the world, and reveals itself to us in a myriad of colors, sheens, and shimmers, but none so deeply powerful as black Obsidian. Incredibly protective and grounding, Obsidian is a must-have in any crystal healer’s collection – a powerful talisman of thousands of years between its first uses and now.
Fun fact for all you GoT fans out there: Obsidian is the stone referred to as “Dragon Glass” in the Game of Thrones universe!
This listing is for the exact handcarved, Anatomically correct, Rainbow Obsidian heart pictured. This piece is beautifully visioned, the carver creating a hand holding the heart, with a flat base for display. THIS PIECE IS SELF STANDING. It measures over 5 inches when standing upright, and 4 inches at the widest point. This piece has spectacular rainbow banding and gorgeous color in the sun!
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. Please remember that all monitors and screens pick up colors differently. My photos are ALWAYS taken in natural sunlight and are NEVER enhanced. Each one is unique and one of a kind. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered thousands of years in the earth. 🙂
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Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor, counselor, or social worker for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. They are for for external use only. Please use caution with crystals placed against the skin. Do your own research to see if crystals are safe to be turned into jewelry.