1.9" Polished Black Obsidian Worry Stones

These are 1.9" wide, polished, black obsidian worry stones. The photos are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in size. Quantity discounts are available!

Worry stones are smooth, polished stones, usually in the shape of an oval, with a thumb-sized indentation. They are often used by people for relaxation or anxiety relief purposes, the same way as some people use a fidget spinner. Typically, worry stones are 1 1/2 to 2 inches across. They may also be referred to as palm stones, thumb stones, fidget stones, etc.

Obsidian is a natural volcanic "glass" that is formed when molten rock cools so quickly that the atoms don't have enough time to arrange themselves into crystals. To form obsidian, the composition of the lava must be high in silica. Depending on the minerals present within this lava along with the cooling rate, a variety of colorful bands, spots, or swirls can appear once the lava has solidified. Pure obsidian is often a solid black color, but impurities can result in small color variations throughout.

Obsidian was an important material for many ancient people. It was used for making tools, weapons, jewelry, and decorative items. It was a major barter material for Native Americans. Its conchoidal fracturing creates extremely sharp edges when it is broken, which made it ideal for making knives, scrapers, arrowheads, and spearpoints. It is even occasionally used today to produce surgical scalpels, since the edges can be several times sharper (only 3 nanometers wide) than blades produced from steel.
FOR SALE
$7 $5.50
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$6.50 $5.50
10+ Pieces
$6 $5.50
DETAILS
MINERAL TYPE
Polished Black Obsidian Worry Stone
SPECIES
Obsidian (Volcanic Glass)
LOCATION
Mexico
SIZE
Approximately 1.9 x 1.55 x .35"
QUANTITY
1 Piece
PRODUCT ID
P-554