Did you know how wearing Black Onyx can enhance your wellbeing?
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. 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 believed to sharpen the wits of the wearer.” Black onyx helps improve concentration and devotion which is why many rosaries are made of black onyx. Since onyx is a strength-giving stone, it assists with confidence and is useful for athletes or people under stress! (adapted from Mr. Bead).
We also love combining black onyx with marcasite. 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.
Also trending now is silver with black onyx! These jewelry pieces in sterling silver create a beautiful eye-catching contrast.
Currently, in clothing we’re seeing a lot of black and white combinations! Our double stone Antika black onyx and white quartz earrings are perfect to complete a “black and white” look.
At Beksan Designs, we have an entire line of Black Onyx jewelry-- black onyx set in 24kt gold vermeil or sterling silver and some with marcasite for added sparkle. All are designed to make you feel beautiful in many ways. Shop our website, www.beksandesigns.com. Whether a ring, bracelet, earring or necklace the beauty of Black Onyx will inspire you to look good and feel better! Enjoy the experience!