Purchased via the website. The stone is unusual, & I collect the unusual. The body colour is a dark charcoal/black but when moved, within the stone is a faint shimmer of gold, almost a holographic effect. This isn't a pronounced effect, it is very subtle.
However, it should be noted, that on the site, the ring looks as if it is mounted on the band off centre, it hasn't been. On the finger, it looks like a shield (Batman) I almost returned the ring for this reason, but I did not own Gold Dust Obsidian, I wanted a larger carat of stone, coupled with the return cost of postage, meant that I decided to keep the ring, but 4 stars rather than five.
Very comfortable ring. Great stone!