BLACK ONYX AND SILVER EARRINGS
Lovely drop earrings by Alvaro Sanchez. with a beatiful Black Onyx stone. The findings are silver and they have a "stirrup" fastening on the back making them very difficult to lose. Hand made on Salt Spring Island.
Stone size 4/10 inch x 1/2 inch
Onyx is valued for its strong lustre and colour and has been used in jewellery and ornamentation since pre-historic times. Onyx is a type of chalcedony and is coloured black through the presence of iron and carbon.
Wearing onyx is thought to bring self-mastery, confidence and assertiveness.