Nimbus clouds are usually the once that bring rain and snow. Within these velvet obsidian stones, the swirls of color that catch in the light could be those clouds on a stormy day. Silver granules above and below symbolize the precipitation that follows.
Crafted with traditional metal working techniques in West Oakland from ethically sourced materials
velvet obsidian, sterling silver, fine silver
Obsidian is a naturally occurring form of glass that occurs along the edges of lava flows as they cool. Usually black, obsidian can sometimes have a metallic sheen caused by small particles of other minerals baked into the glass. Velvet obsidian has soft, swirling patterns of very small, colorful particles.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.
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