Black and white, ying and yang, opposites attract!
Here I feature a 0.20ct Diamond in combination with a black Onyx. I love to combine gemstones and created this unusual ring with metal clay. It is solid Sterling Silver and statement piece!
Mohs scale hardness: 8
Topaz in it’s natural state is a golden brown to yellow, a characteristic which means it is sometimes confused with the less valuable gemstone Citrine.
Naturally occurring blue Topaz is quite rare. Typically, colourless, gray or pale yellow and blue material is heat treated and irradiated to produce a more desired darker blue. According to a well-known gem and jewelry industry magazine, “Colored Stone”, since the early 2000’s, blue Topaz has become the second most popular gemstone in the world.
Yellow Topaz is the modern November birthstone and blue Topaz is the modern December birthstone.
Mohs scale 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.
A powerful protection stone, Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy.
Onyx is the birthstone for the month of August.