Monday, December 9, 2013

Gemstone of the Week: Gold Sheen/Silver Sheen Obsidian

(Image of (carved) Gold Sheen Obsidian found on popscreen.com)

(Image of Silver Sheen Obsidian found on YMCompanyGemstones on Etsy)

Gold Sheen and Silver Sheen Obsidian are two others of the lesser known, yet very interesting varieties of Obsidian. The shimmery affect that both Sheen Obsidians have is caused by the presence of trapped gas bubbles inside of the volcanic glass that were then stretched along the flow line of the Obsidian.