Promotes qualities of compassion and strength. Black Obsidian is a very protective stone. It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment, removing any built up negativity caused by your own or others anger, fear, resentment and even stress. Aids in digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. Warms the extremities.
Appearance: Black, silvery or brown with a shiny, glassy texture. Opaque.