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Mahogany Obsidian

Mahogany Obsidian: Sacrifices to the Sun God



Mahogany Obsidian is produced when lava cools, much like other types of Obsidian. However, the difference with Mahogany Obsidian comes when a second lava flow rich in iron merges with the first lava flow. As it cools, it creates a patchy red and black effect in the stone.

Mahogany Obsidian was commonly used by Incan civilizations. The Incas believed they were brought into existence from the Sun God; they regarded themselves as the ‘Children of the Sun.' They made a lot of sacrifices for their God and especially their Sun God. The Inca ruler was seen as the Sun God’s representative and embodiment on earth. Due to the extremely sharp nature of obsidian, it was very popular in ceremonial tools and sacrificial weapons. It was also very popular, due to its color, for decoration in masks and jewelry.




Self-acceptance and reflection
The stone has many different beliefs behind it. It is seen as a stone for self-reflection, whereby the wearer can sit with the stones to achieve an inner reflective state. When the wearers look deeply inside themselves, it helps them overcome troubles and rebalance their lives. It also gives the wearer extra courage to act upon their thoughts, bringing self-acceptance after self-reflection. Tied into reflection, mahogany obsidian is said to increase the sensuality of the wearer, especially the sense of touch. This is because you are much more self-aware of yourself and your surroundings.



How to measure your wrist

We get asked a lot by our customers on how to measure their wrist, so we wrote a little 'how-to'.

 When measuring your wrist, stay as close to your hand as possible, like so (the circumference in the picture is 6.5 inches.)


When ordering, please specify the exact number on the measuring tape, we will make sure your bracelets will fit you nicely. You can specify your wrist circumference in either centimeters or inches. Please also specify whether you prefer your bracelet a little looser or tighter.

 

For example:

 

If you don't have a measuring tape, use a piece of string to measure your wrist and lay the string back out on a ruler to get your measurement in inches or centimeters