Onyx Jewelry- Always in Fashion

Searching for beautiful and available gemstone jewelry, pay attention to onyx jewelry collections! Onyx is a semi-precious form of chalcedony. Chalcedony is the group name for a large family of stones which has alternating straight bands of color- commonly white, black, red and brown. They form from quartz. The color of onyx is created through impurities which seep into the rock as it forms. The most classic form of onyx with red and brown bands alternating with white ones is sometimes called sardonyx. Onyx can also be primarily black or just with mixed black bands. In jewelry and ornaments black onyx is highly prized.

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The name of this elegant stone comes from Greek word meaning a nail of a finger or a claw. There is a legend saying that Eros cut the fingernails of Venus and left the clippings scattered on the ground. And the gods turn them into the stone because the part of a heavenly body can't die.
To show off the bands of color in onyx, usually a cabochon or another rounded cut is used. Rock tumbling helps to achieve a high polish and the stone is set in a strong and deep setting which enhance the beauty of the stone. Two-toned carvings of cameo jewelry look great with sardonyx.
If you are wearing onyx jewelry, you should try to take care not to rap or bump it. Exposure to harsh chemicals and excessive sunlight should be avoided though onyx is reasonably hardy.
Onyx is the birthstone for December and the Zodiac sign of Leo. Onyx is said to cure diseases of kidneys and heart, reduce neurological disorders and stress, improve eyesight, ensure good night's sleep and remove apathy. Onyx is also believed to sharpen the wits, promote spiritual inspiration and eliminate negative thoughts.
Black onyx jewelry looks great on men as well as on women because classical color of darkness has always been so attractive for people all over the world.