Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Multi-Colored Onyx Pendant

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This freeform petite onyx has a range of colors from deep rose to pink to white and even a little charcoal. The deep rose has a crystalline sparkle. I used five lengths of square sterling wire and added my signature topper. The sturdy bail will accommodate most chains or a leather cord.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 1 5/8" from top of bail and is 3/4" wide.

Note: Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word onux, meaning fingernail. The story is that one day frisky Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. He left the clippings scattered on the sand and the fates turned them into stone so that no part of the heavenly body would ever perish.

Onyx is a term used for several stones. It has been dyed since ancient time, with the popular pure black variety, being dyed microcrystalline quartz. Its natural color is usually brown, white or grey. And onyx used in architecture isn't a form of quartz at all, but a type of limestone marble. Onyx is very similar to agate. With straight bands of brown, white or black, where agate has curved bands of many colors. Although regarded as protective, onyx has a reputation as a stone of discord. Onyx was worn to cool the ardors of love, probably because it helps to balance the mind and emotions. Not only avoided by lovers, but also at night, as it provoked nightmares. However, it does improve concentration and devotion, hence many onyx rosaries. Onyx is a strength-giving stone, aiding confidence and useful for athletes or people under stress. Its energy is a mental tonic and can help you cope with fears and worries, making you feel in harmony with your surroundings.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

multi-colored onyx pendant



P1092 - SOLD


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