Onyx is a banded variety of the mineral chalcedony. Agate and Onyx are both members of the same family, however Agate grows in curved bands, while Onyx grows in parallel ones. Onyx sits at a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
These powerful Black Onyx earrings have a dark and mysterious presence. The sterling silver setting has minimal filigree which accents the Black Onyx cabochons all the more, bringing attention to the opaque Onyx. Black is a great color for versatility making these earrings adaptable to any situation!
Onyx is thought to be a strength giving stone that gives support when dealing with extreme physical or emotional stress. It is also associated with vigor, stamina, strength, confidence and self control.
Sterling silver is the brightest of all precious metals being known for its bright luster. It is also known for being very durable which makes it popular in jewelry as it will withstand the test of time.
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