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Sparkle With Black Onyx & Marcasite

Posted on 17 December 2014

During the month of December we are thinking about looking good for the holidays! The deep rich color of black onyx set in sterling silver with glittering marcasite is perfect for the season. Whether a statement pendant, drop earrings, bracelet, or a stunning ring, you will stand out from the crowd in black onyx and marcasite! Did you know that wearing black onyx can also enhance your wellbeing?  If not, here are some fun facts:  Onyx is a type of microcrystalline quartz which has been prized throughout history. The highest quality onyx is found in the mines located in the central area of Turkey known as Cappadocia. The black onyx is cut to perfection within its natural state to better bring out its inherently rich and bold attributes. Turks believe that onyx stones have properties that help protect the wearer from harm. According to the Encyclopedia of Gemstones, “Onyx is associated with strength, and is considered to be a “grounding” stone. This gemstone eliminates negative thinking and is also believed to sharpen the wits of the wearer.”  What a perfect gemstone to wear during the holiday season!!! Although black onyx is regarded as protective, it is also known to help balance the mind and emotions. Since onyx is a strength-giving stone, it assists with confidence and is useful for athletes or people under stress!   A great reason to wear this lovely stone during the hectic month of December. (adapted from Mr. Bead). Marcasite are crystals of the mineral iron sulfide which is basically Iron and sulphur in almost equal quantities. Despite being designed to emulate diamonds, marcasite jewelry has attracted value in its own right. Less expensive but as sparkly as diamonds, using marcasite creates jewelry that is attractive and affordable. As a stone, marcasite inspires relaxation, reflection, spiritual development, focus and clarity. It encourages past life recall and awakens ancient memories.  Marcasite helps with self-management as well as channeling inner energies positively and with fulfillment. (adapted from: http://www.crystalsrocksandgems.com/Healing_Crystals/Marcasite.html) Currently our black onyx jewelry can be found at our events or on line at www.beksandesigns.com.  Whether a ring, bracelet, earring or necklace the beauty of this stone can inspire you to look & feel your best this season and makes a great holiday gift too!  Enjoy the experience!

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