This beautiful textured pendant is made out of Sterling Silver.
To accent it I added a 5 mm round Onyx cabochon; the pendant measures 40 x 20 mm
Mohs hardness: 6.5 – 7
Onyx is a banded variety of the oxide mineral Chalcedony. Agate and Onyx are both varieties of layered Chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: Agate has curved bands and Onyx has parallel bands.
It is a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles of conflicts of all kinds, or while hurrying down a dark street late at night. Indians and Persians believed that wearing onyx protected them from the evil eye, and that placing Onyx on the stomach of a pregnant woman in labour would reduce the labour pain and bring on earlier delivery.
Onyx is the birthstone for Leos and the anniversary gemstone for the 7th year of marriage.