Algol

3/4 shot of the Algol ring.

Algol (pronounced Al-gall) the Demon Star, is one of the best known stars in the sky. It was the first eclipsing binary star ever discovered and one of the first variable stars to be found.
The star Algol takes its name from an Arabic word meaning “the Demon’s Head.” This star is said to depict the terrifying snake-y head of the Medusa monster.

There she sits, remembered to this day, as the second brightest star in the northern constellation Perseus…

The Algol pictured here began life as a scrapped wrap: I’d made a ring for myself, it just didn’t fit right, so I carefully cut the stone out and started over.

And the prongs left from that old wrap kept winking up at me. I just couldn’t bring myself to throw it away. Sure, it looked a little spidery; a little evil-

Which is exactly why I held onto it. Dug through my cabochons, looking for a stone to fit. Saw the Star Obsidian winking up at me, the same way the old setting did…

(From Witchipedia)

Obsidian is a protective “stone” that can be used to guard against all forms of negativity and in spells designed to remove negativity from a person, object or area. Obsidian jewelry can be worn to protect against psychic attack. Obsidian is also useful for grounding.

Full frontal shot of the Algol ring's feature stone.

Not a stone, per se, Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is formed when lava that is rich in feldspar and quartz is cooled too rapidly for crystals to form. It is basically a beautiful chunk of dark-colored glass and behaves as you’d expect glass to behave, it is hard and brittle and breaks into very sharp shards. In this instance it’s chatoyant- starred or cat’s eyed, according to the play of light.

Flash shot of Algol ring showing

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