Mahogany Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass and can be found in areas with volcanic activity including Afghanistan, Japan, Mexico, South America, and parts of the western United States. Mahogany Obsidian is a deep reddish-brown with black inclusions. The distinctive coloring comes from high concentrations of iron.
Many spiritualists believe Mahogany Obsidian is a stone of strength - giving the wearer the ability to follow one's own convictions even in the face of adversity and bringing strength in times of need. A stone of reflection, this form of Obsidian is said to help with inner reflection, mirroring our flaws while bringing self-acceptance, helping with decision making, and allowing us to make significant change in difficult areas of our lives. This gemstone is also believed by some to relieve tension.