Size: 37.63x51.36x0.60mm, measured from the top of the hook to the bottom of the earring.
Weight: 10.7 g/pair
Post: SS Shepherd hooks with silicon stoppers
Gently domed Art Nouveau Diamond etched in sterling silver hanging on sterling silver hooks. Set with Black Onyx 3mm cabochons. The brightly polished the high points contrast with the black pearl patina.
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Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony. Onyx is like agate but has straight parallel bands rather than curved bands. Most black onyx is grey chalcedony dyed to remove the grey bands. The dyeing process is stable and has been used for centuries. Onyx can be traced back to biblical times being one of the stones on Aaron’s breastplate. Black gems where the height of popularity during Queen Victoria’s mourning period. Onyx has been carved for cameos for centuries.
Key words focus, inner strength
Chakra: 1st Root, 3rd Solar Plexus, 6th Third Eye
Onyx is a stone of inner strength. Black Onyx is used to stimulate the root chakra with the feet. It is said to help gradually build up vitality. And is used to help one control focus. Romans carried amulets carved with Mars, the god of War. Believed to bestow courage in battle. Persians believed it helped epilepsy. English midwives used it the ease childbirth.
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