The Original Obsydian Stone brand
guarantees the processing of semi-precious materials according to advanced craftsmanship processes carefully refined over time. The naturalness of the materials, never
identical to themselves, makes every Raro product unique and unrepeatable.
Amethyst is a quartz found in geodes, cavities present within igneous rocks. The mineral was already known in Egypt and Mesopotamia since 3000 BC. Its shades of purple, which vary from very pale lilac to intense purple, are ascribed to the presence of iron. The luster is glassy and the purple flashes are shrouded in the mystery of the mists of time.
Iron eye is an opaque variety of quartz composed of layers of red jasper, hematite and tiger’s eye that merged together over 2 billion years ago, during the formation of the Australian continent. The characteristic yellow, red and gray-black streaks arise from the combination of the three elements giving it an unequalled elegance.
Red jasper is an opaque sedimentary stone formed by quartz containing iron atoms, which give the mineral its sought-after red tinges, often enriched by light or dark veins. The mineral may originate from sponges and siliceous shells of diatoms, unicellular algae that appeared in the Cretaceous period.
Labradorite is a mineral of a grey-greenish colour to be found in various igneous rocks. Its charm comes from its “labradorescence”, a sparkle of metallic reflections of green, purple, blue, gold and orange, a vivid colour that changes on the entire surface of the stone. The light with its refraction molds itself onto any element and returns in iridescent reflections and multiple shades, determining multifaceted perceptions.
Amazonite, also known as “Amazon stone”, is a rare mineral that is almost entirely extracted in the area of the Ural mountains in Russia from granite rocks. Its shades of green are fascinating, ranging from pale to brilliant turquoise, often enriched with white veins: a shining purity, like crystalline waters bathed in sunshine luring you to dive into.
Tiger’s eye is a type of microcrystalline quartz with variations of brown and copper with yellow or gold veins. The streaks determine the uniqueness of this mineral, in which crocidolite fibers create magnificent light effects. These blends grant a wild and impetuous touch to the mineral, whose lustre and reflections, called “chatoyancy”, recall the colour of the iris of the tiger which inspired the name.
Sodalite, as its name suggests, is a sodium silicate belonging to the family of volcanic stones formed by the cooling and solidification of liquid magma. Its dull blue-gray colour with white feldspar veining seem to reveal a glimpse of the depths of the abyss in their ever-changing motion.
The Original Obsydian Stone brand guarantees the processing of semi-precious materials according to advanced craftsmanship processes carefully refined over time. The naturalness of the materials, never identical to themselves, makes every Raro product unique and unrepeatable. Some stones have an iridescent effect and produce sensational chromatic variations when the direction of the light changes: for this reason, the colours may differ from the photographic representations and in general they may present visual irregularities linked to the natural and entropic orientation of the minerals within the material, which reflect light unevenly. In the same way, semi-precious materials can present variations of mineralogical composition along the surface, which can therefore give discontinuity or irregularity in some aesthetic aspects.
These characteristics must be considered as a guarantee of the naturalness of the materials rather than imperfections. Appreciating the marvellous variety and the rare inhomogeneities that “the garden of Eden” makes available to us is a fundamental aspect of the Raro philosophy in proposing a Slow Tech model that stands out from the homologation of technological products industrially manufactured.