Onyx looks most beautiful when combined with Sterling Silver! This ring features a 20 mm Onyx cabochon. The massive ring was carved in wax and then cast in sterling silver. Ring size is US 8, if you need a larger size I could make it 1 size bigger.
This statement piece is handmade and comes in a beautiful gift box.
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.
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. Black Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage.