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Onyx is a rich-looking, affordable black stone. It is often mixed with pearls
to create elegant jewelry. Onyx jewelry was very popular with
the ancient Greeks and Romans. Onyx got its name from the
Greek word onux, which means fingernail.
Stone jewelry is forever. Through the ages stones have been
sought after and displayed in sumptuous jewelry, crown jewels
and statues. Gemstone is a naturally occurring crystalline
form of a mineral which is desirable for its beauty, valuable
in its rarity, and durable enough to be enjoyed for generations.
Through the ages gem stones have been sought after and displayed
in sumptuous jewelry, crown jewels and statues. Gem is the
very word evokes the feeling of luxury, legends, style and
Onyx jewelry is found worldwide. Since ancient times, Onyx has been dyed to improve its color. Onyx is very similar to agate. Onyx has straight bands of brown, white or black; agate has curved lines of many colors. Onyx which is reddish brown and white is known as sardonyx. Black onyx especially shines when used a backdrop for color play. Its fine texture makes it ideal for carving, making it a favored material for today's lapidary artists. Onyx was often used as the perfect foil for carved rock crystal or the drop dead red of rubies in Art deco designs. It is also popular in marcasite jewelry.
If you would like to add a little black magic to your jewelry
design, consider onyx jewelry. Stone jewelry holds a deep
fascination as the world's ultimate symbol of love. Nature
is rarely perfect, so it is very rare to find a stone that
is completely pure or free of inclusions - minerals or crystals
trapped within the stone at the time it was formed.
Onyx jewelry can provide an elegance that leaves a lasting memory. Onyx jewelry is always popular. It stands as the signature of the wearer, but also shows off the wearer's personality - cluing us into the wearer's intellect, beliefs, aspirations, or even secret desires.