Obsidian is one of those stones people associate as having a lot of positive metaphysical qualities. Classified as a protective stone, it is believed to shield its wearer from negativity, blocking psychic attacks and absorbing negativity, which comes in from the environment. Apparently, it also relieves one of mental tension and stress. If you tend to believe in these things, then you may prefer buying an obsidian studded ring over, say, a black ring with diamonds. Following are some qualities it arguably has, a which a jewelry diamond does not.
Some say that obsidian aids the body in remaining healthy, by detoxifying it and helping with digestion. On the spiritual side of things, it lets a person discover their true self. Mentally, it serves by clearing confusion and emotional blockages, such as those resulting from trauma. It fosters compassion and strength in the person’s character.
Black obsidian acts on the base chakra, enhancing self-control and balance. It acts as a form of support during tumultuous times in a person’s life, by constantly monitoring and balancing their energy fields. Golden obsidian serves well with scrying, while mahogany obsidian delivers a gentle earth energy that grounds the wearer in several ways, one of them being strengthening his or her flailing aura.