This listing is for one (1) 10mm Faceted Round shaped natural GOLDEN SHEEN OBSIDIAN stone cabochon. Obsidian is an interesting stone, a type of volcanic glass created when silica rich magma is rapidly cooled. Sheen Obsidian comes in several different colors - Gold, Silver, and Rainbow colors containing mixed green, blue, or pink hues - they are relatively Rare, found in only a few localities worldwide. This material was mined in Valisco, Mexico - the flash of sheen color is completely Natural, caused by a thin layer of material with inclusions (perhaps feldspar, perhaps pyroxene?) found within the black obsidian.
I have several of these stones, they are cut from AA Grade stone, which has more sheen than the A grade stone and thus is more costly; these are very nicely cut and finished cabochons, with a ~4-5mm dome, slightly incut for ease in setting, polished on both sides. Your bid for One item buys One of these lovely cabochons (one = one stone) taken from the same card shown in the second picture; if you need a pair please buy Two items - your stones will be carefully matched for color and height of dome.
*Please note: these are cabochons: they are cut with a round dome and a flat back, and are perfect for setting in your bezel setting, using in your seed bead weaving, etc; they are Not beads, they are Not drilled for stringing.
If you like this stone, please visit my little Etsy store! There's an interesting selection in stock, including more Sheen Obsidian beads and cabochons see last picture for a partial preview - all are offered at very reasonable "Buy it Now" prices! Buy two or more items this week and save on shipping fees - all orders ship for a flat $3 shipping fee!