Crystals – Gold Sheen Obsidian


History and Legend

Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water, cooling the lava rapidly. This produces a smooth glassy texture occasionally containing small bubbles of air that are preserved down the layers during the cooling process.

These bubbles can produce fascinating effects such as the golden sheen, known as Sheen Obsidian, or a sheen of rainbow colors called Rainbow Obsidian. A snowflake pattern is formed when white clustered crystals are trapped in the black volcanic glass producing Snowflake Obsidian.  In the Stone Age obsidian was used to make blades and weapons. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying – seeing into the future.

Magical properties

  • Gold Sheen Obsidian arouses hidden talents
  • Aligns the will of the mind with the Divine
  • Use its energy to find success by bringing out unique skills
  • Powerful protection stone – clears negative energies like all obsidians
  • Block psychic attack
  • Uncover new talents and find success using this stone
  • eliminate feelings of futility and ego-conflict allowing you to find your correct spiritual path
  •  used to balance and clear the Third Eye and the Solar Plexus Chakras
  • give insight into the crystals needed to achieve the healing process
  • useful stone for scrying
  • take you deep into the core of a problem by helping you to connect to the past, present and


Black with shimmering gold inclusions

Chakra classification

Root Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra

Star signs

Scorpio, Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra, Capricorn


Useful References:

Crystal Bible (book)

Crystal Bible 2 (book)

Encyclopedia Of Crystals (book)

Healing Crystals (References/Definitions) (References/Definitions)