Natural green onyx in a brilliant emerald green. The stones are wrapped in my signature herring bone style. Measures 1 1/4". Leverback ear wires. Sterling silver.
About green onyx: Through heat treatment, this onyx has been colored a bright green and closely resembles the color of chrysoprase or jadeite jade. The name onyx originates from the Greek word onyx for "fingernail" or "hoof," probably because of its weak transparency or possibly its color. Onyx is one of the 12 stones mentioned in the Bible as adorning the breastplate of the high priests. The ancient Greeks and Romans used onyx for cameos and intaglios, and in India, onyx was worn for protecting against the evil eye. In the Middle East, onyx was used as a worry stone because people believed the gemstone absorbed negative energy — a belief that may have been produced by the Chinese miners who feared it and pulled the material out of the mine to immediately sell outside the country. The main sources of onyx are India and South America, but it is also found in China, Madagascar, Mexico and the U.S.A.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.
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