In my quest to share information, I always take into consideration the geological make up as well as the metaphysical one. For the last few years, there has been an influx of Chinese minerals into the metaphysical and geological communities that needs to be addressed. As with all things, take
what resonates for you and leave the rest.
Many of the pieces coming out of China
can be one of three things:
1. They may be legitimate minerals and crystals mined in China, like many of the Fluorites are.
2. They may be polished or tumbled in China due to the cheap labor in which to do so.
3. Or they may be MANUFACTURED in China.
These NEW! or RARE! brightly colored Obsidians are nothing more than art glass with color introduced into the process. Brightly colored Cobalt Blues, Emerald Greens, Rich Reds, Golden Yellows, and deep Purples are just a few of the varieties you can find out there. And yes, they are all fake.
Remember, true Obsidian is amorphous (meaning it has no crystal structure and lacks form), it is always dark in color (dark black, dark brown, dark green) AND it is most always opaque, meaning light cannot pass through it (unless it is polished which can make it translucent, like polished Apache Tears). Sure, it can have color, like Rainbow Obsidian, but that obsidian is dark black/brown with shimmers, bands or flashes of color, NEVER TRANSPARENT and NEVER BRIGHTLY COLORED