The obsidian gemstone is a type of rock that's glassy in nature, commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Obsidian rock itself forms when molten rhyolitic rock cools fast enough to stifle the formation of crystalline mineral structures. This process happens after the molten rock comes into contact with water or mixes with air.
Bead Size: About 0.47" (12mm)
Handmade Komboloi of collective value.
Certificate of authenticity.
There will be some color difference between the real items and the pictures because of the brightness, contrast and resolution or other factors. Thus, the color difference is inevitable to some extent.
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From cultural practice to fashion accessory, Greek worry beads have been increasing in popularity. The origin of these beautiful beads is in Greek folk art. Older beads have become valued collectibles while jewelry stores sell new Greek worry beads as trendy accessories. The strings of beads are not purely decorative. People use worry beads for fun and relaxation.
Though the origin of worry beads may have been as prayer beads made by Greek Orthodox monks, modern worry beads have no religious significance. "Komboloi" is the Greek name for the worry beads which comes from the word for "prayer rope." There also are some superstitious significance to different types of beads that may be included in the worry beads.
Traditionally, only men carried Greek worry beads. However, they are used by men and women now. Some worry beads made in Greece are designed to be sold to tourists. A trip to Greece is not necessary to find these gorgeous beads. These collectible beads can be found for sale on the internet and in some jewelry stores.