Snowflake Obsidian Black Jasper Hematite Beaded Bookmark

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Beautiful 10mm round Snowflake Obsidian beads accompanied by round 6mm Black Jasper, 4mm Hematite, adorned with a silver plated barrel bead spacers, and showcasing a detailed silver tone shepherd hook bookmark. A great inexpensive gift idea for a teacher, student, avid reader, or special person in your life.The shepherd hook bookmark measures 4-3/4 inches in length. Gemstone Meaning Obsidian is a very powerful stone. It brings truth to the surface and allows you to see clearly. It contains strong protective qualities, and blocks or absorbs negativity from all sources. Snowflake Obsidian is one of the gentle obsidians and is often worn to put oneself in a receptive state of mind to balance body, mind and spirit. With its glassy luster, obsidian is a distinctive stone. Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass. Although its most common color is black, obsidian can also be found in light brown, brown mottled with black, and black with a beautiful golden or silvery sheen. Snowflake obsidian is dotted with white patches where parts of the rock have begun to crystallize. The most prized obsidian by gemologists is the rainbow obsidian variety with purple, green and gold bands of sheen. Obsidian was revered by ancient cultures. It was one of the major barter materials, and prized for its ability to be worked to razor-sharp edges for arrows and spears. It has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewelry. Healing properties of Obsidian Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world. Use obsidian to help block negativity of any kind. As a black gemstone, it symbolizes self control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. Sources of Obsidian Obsidian can be found anywhere that volcanic activity has occurred. Some of its important sources today are South America, Japan, Mexico, Afghanistan, and parts of the United States. The San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona, United States, produces an interesting banded variety of obsidian known as "Apache Tears". Obsidian protects gentle people from abuse, shield against negativity, stabilizes internal and external energies. Physical: Provides the healer and the subject with insight and clarity into the cause and necessary things to dispel disease. Emotional: Disperses un-loving thoughts, protects against that which could bring harm emotionally or mentally. Jasper is a protector. It clears negativity and assists one in grounding. Jasper represents the elemental nature of humanity and our connection with the components of physical reality. Physical: Clears toxins, soothes the nerve and balances the mineral ratio for the body. Helps the body to stabilize itself during dietary changes and improves the assimilations of trace minerals. Emotional: Helps one to stabilize emotions, eliminate contradiction and create a sense of connection between all worlds during travel out of body. Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, carry a hematite with you always. The name comes from the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the "iron rose". Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning. Scientists of the Mars Exploration Rover Project believe that deposits of hematite on Mars may help prove whether large amounts of liquid water ever flowed on Mars' surface. They say that where water was, life may have had a chance to thrive as well. Hematite is good for increasing intuition. In jewelry it is best in a ring worn on the left hand. Healing properties of Hematite Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It can be in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so test it carefully on yourself before use. It helps one to remain grounded and to sort out the priorities that one chooses to face, and focuses energy and emotions to facilitate balance between physical, emotional and mental bodies. Physical: Strengthens the organs that cleanse the blood, i.e. the liver, lungs, etc. Helps to dispel heat in the body often used to bring down fevers. Emotional: Strengthens the etheric body, dissolves negativity and opens one to universal love while staying connected to the physical. Sources of Hematite Brazil is the most important source of hematite. Other sources include: China, Canada, England, and Germany. Please note that any information given regarding the healing properties of gemstones should not be taken over the advice given by a medical professional. Please consult your doctor for all health issues.
Approximate Price/Value: $9