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Obsidian Apache Tears
Igneous rock 5
Black
Arizona (Flagstaff)
Good luck stone
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water


Obsidian Black
Igneous rock 5.5
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Black
Mexico, USA, North America, Armenia, Italy, Mexico, Greece, and Scotland
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Some colours are rare and some green-blue are manufactured glass.
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.
Often confused with black onyx


Obsidian Blue
Igneous rock 5.5
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
blue
Mexico, Bolivia, Arizona, Nevada
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Some colours are rare and some green-blue are manufactured glass.
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.


Obsidian Gold Sheen
Igneous rock 5.5
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.


Obsidian Mahogany
Igneous rock 6
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Mahogany, brown
Mexico, Bolivia, Arizona, Nevada
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.

Obsidian Rainbow Also known as Fire Obsidian
Igneous rock 6
Rainbow has tiny bubbles trapped inside
Black ~ when polished & exposed to bright lights it shows bands of rainbow colours
California, Oregon
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.


Obsidian Silver Sheen
Igneous rock 6
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.

Obsidian Snowflake Also known as flowering obsidian
Igneous rock 6
Obsidian is a volcanic glass
Black and white
Utah, Arizona (Flagstaff)
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water; this forces it to cool so quickly that it doesn’t have time to crystallize resulting in a stone with a shiny, glassy texture.


Okenite
4.5
White
Bright colours artificially dyed
Arizona (Maricopa)
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Beware ‘blue’ Okenite is fake it is actually white Okenite dyed it does not occur naturally

Onyx (Banded) A form of agate
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Onyx with white streaks is called sardonyx, coloured onyx is always dyed. It is often used for worry beads or rosaries. It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.


Onyx Black Banded
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.


Onyx dyed
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
A form of agate
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Common
Protection stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Pure black Onyx is artificially dyed also known as black agate. It is actually a grey chalcedony, which has been dyed.
It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.
Generally, when the stone has a black base and a white upper layer, it is called Onyx. Some onyx displays white and lighter reddish bands or ribbons of silicon Di-oxide against a brown background, this variety is known as Sardonyx. When the onyx has a red base, it is known as Cornelian-onyx.
Much of what is sold as onyx is actually agate that has been stained.


Onyx Red
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
A form of agate
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Common
Protection stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Pure black Onyx is artificially dyed also known as black agate. It is actually a grey chalcedony, which has been dyed.
It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.


Onyx White dyed
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.


Onyx yellow dyed
Quartz 7
Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
It is formed in the gas cavities of lava.
Generally, when the stone has a black base and a white upper layer, it is called Onyx. Some onyx displays white and lighter reddish bands or ribbons of silicon Di-oxide against a brown background, this variety is known as Sardonyx. When the onyx has a red base, it is known as Cornelian-onyx.

Opal Blue/green (Andean opal)
Quartz 5.5
White, pink, black, beige, blue, yellow, brown, orange, red, green, purple
Australia, UK
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Be aware of sudden temperature changes with Opals they are happy to be hot or cold but sudden changes and they can self-destruct!


Kiwi Opal
Quartz 5.5 – 6.5
Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania & Zimbabwe
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Be aware of sudden temperature changes with Opals they are happy to be hot or cold but sudden changes and they can self-destruct!


Opal ~ jelly opal
Mexico
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Be aware of sudden temperature changes with Opals they are happy to be hot or cold but sudden changes and they can self-destruct!


Opal Pink
Quartz 5.5
White, pink, black, beige, blue, yellow, brown, orange, red, green, purple
Peru, Australia, UK
Common
Love, healing, power, good luck stone
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Be aware of sudden temperature changes with Opals they are happy to be hot or cold but sudden changes and they can self-destruct!

Opalite (Tiffany Stone)
Quartz 5.0
Clear milky iridescent
Man made (not officially a gemstone but known as one)
Australia, Mexico
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Opalite is made of plastic resin, there is a genuine stone called Moss Opalite which is a type of opal


Orthoclase
6.0
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

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