Red and black obsidian top the charts in a lot of energetic healing work that goes on around the world. It usually takes the recommendation of a professional for crystal enthusiasts to bring one of these stones home.
Mahogany obsidian, also known as red obsidian stone or mountain mahogany, is a form of natural obsidian glass that happens to go slightly red when there are inclusions of iron within the crystalline formation.
With regards to mahogany obsidian stone meaning: these stones can be found anywhere where volcanic activity has been prevalent sometime in the last 5000 years. Given the ebb and flow of the Earth, this is a relatively common stone as a result of the amount of this kind of natural activity that takes place in different parts of the planet.
Mahogany obsidian is rarely solid red; instead, it usually features swirls and stripes throughout the obsidian body, which may be easier to see when held up to the light. Some describe it as a red and black Dalmatian-looking stone, due to the very clear mottled effect of the patterns.
Others argue that mahogany obsidian is more of a sandy brown than a red; however, these stones were named after the red sand seen in some deserts of the world, so it does make sense that they are not the red we’ve come to usually associate with crystals.