Obsidian cabochon - Natural stone - Jewelry making idea

Discover our Obsidian cabochon gemstone in a variety of cuts and shapes: oval, drop and round. You will find the amethystcabochon that will suit your jewelry creation for men or women.

what is Obsidian?

Obsidian stone is a type of natural volcanic glass that forms when molten lava, rich in silica, cools rapidly without crystallizing. This rapid cooling prevents the formation of a crystalline structure, giving obsidian its characteristic glassy texture and smooth surface. Here's a deeper dive into what makes obsidian stone unique:

Formation: Obsidian is typically created in volcanic environments where lava cools quickly. This can happen when lava flows overland or into water, where the rapid cooling process results in a glass-like material.

Composition: The stone is primarily composed of silica (about 70% or more), with smaller amounts of other elements like iron, magnesium, and calcium. This high silica content contributes to its glassy appearance.

Appearance and Varieties: Although most commonly black, obsidian can come in a variety of colors, including brown, gray, green, and even red. Certain types of obsidian exhibit unique patterns or textures, such as "snowflake obsidian" (with white crystal inclusions), "rainbow obsidian" (with iridescent bands), and "mahogany obsidian" (with reddish-brown streaks).

Modern Uses: Today, obsidian stone is popular in jewelry and decorative pieces due to its striking appearance. 

Obsidian stone is valued for its unique properties and has a long history of both functional and aesthetic uses. Its versatility and natural beauty continue to make it a sought-after material for various applications.

If you want to know more about its history and its virtues of the Obsidian natural stone, find this information in our Blog.

Whether you are a beginner designer or an expert, find our gemstones in obsidian to create your handmade jewelry prototypes (such as bracelets and bracelets for men and/or women).

How to use cabochon?

Cabochon is a type of gemstone that has a flat bottom and domed top, making it perfect for use in jewelry. Here's how to use cabochon in your jewelry projects:

1. Choose your cabochon: The first step is to choose the cabochon you want to use. There are many types of cabochons available, including amethyst, lapis lazuli and agate, etc.

2. Choose the setting: Once you have chosen the cabochon, you need to choose a mount that will hold it securely. There are many types of settings, such as claw, bezel and glue settings.

3. Prepare the setting: If you are going to use a claw or bezel mount, you will need to prepare it by bending the claws or cutting the bezel to fit the size of your cabochon.

4. Set the cabochon: Once you have prepared the setting, you can set the cabochon. If you are using a glue-on setting, you will need to apply a small amount of glue to the bottom of the cabochon before placing it in the setting.

5. Secure the cabochon: Finally, secure the cabochon in place. If you are using a prong or bezel setting, you can gently bend the prongs or push the bezel over the cabochon to hold it in place. If you use a glue setting, you will need to allow the glue to dry completely before putting on the jewelry.

For example, you can use a natural gemstone cabochon in a claw setting to create a beautiful ring, or a gemstone cabochon in a bezel setting to create a pendant.

Quantity Discount Unit price
6 5% $5.04
12 10% $4.77
24 15% $4.51