Onyx

OnyxMidnight black onyx presents a fashion statement for evening or daytime. Large, faceted rice-shaped onyx stones shimmer with the reflection of light. Highly polished round onyx stones sit between delicate filigree silver rounds and rhondelles.

Onyx is a variety of chalcedony that is colored black through the presence of iron and carbon. It is formed in gas cavities in volcanic lava.

Source: Worldwide.

Mythology: Romans carved special patterns to create onyx seals that were used for documents. They carved the pattern in negative relief to give a raised print. Onyx encourages self-realization and the ability to pursue goals with determination.

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