You can maintain your black onyx jewelry pieces with basic gemstone jewelry care. Use a homemade jewelry cleaner of warm water mixed with a few drops of mild soap, or our gem and jewelry cleaning kit to keep your black onyx pieces looking their best.
Can black onyx be worn everyday?
Black onyx has a rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means it is best suited to frequent but not daily wear to prevent breaking or cracking. Pairing your black onyx gemstone with a strong metal, like sterling silver, will help ensure that the stone stays safe and snug in its setting.
What does black onyx symbolize?
Black onyx is most famously associated with emotional and physical healing. Throughout history, such as during Victorian times, black onyx jewelry was worn during periods of mourning. The gemstone is believed to offer grounding and strength to its wearers.
Is this gemstone expensive?
Jewelry with onyx gemstones can be surprisingly affordable. This gem is typically less expensive than precious gemstones such as sapphires, rubies or diamonds.
Does onyx jewelry come in men’s and women’s styles?
A bold black onyx ring or stud earrings can be the perfect style for men’s looks. Necklaces with onyx pendants are the perfect fit for women’s designs. We offer women’s and men’s onyx jewelry designs to match any style.
Which metal matches this gemstone?
Contrast is what helps onyx shine. Many pieces of onyx jewelry feature a soft white metal to bring added depth to the design. Choose from white gold or sterling silver pieces featuring the iconic black onyx. Yellow and rose gold also offer a warm tone to accompany this classic gem.
Is jewelry with onyx in style?
This gemstone has been in fashion for centuries and shows no signs of slowing down. This dramatic gem is perfect for statement styles, edgy looks or even casual wear.
How can you tell if this gemstone is real?
Real black onyx will often have a surface that’s smooth and slightly reflective. Purchasing from a jeweler you trust is one of the best ways to guarantee you’re buying the real thing.
What designs are available?
This strong gemstone is available in many designs such as necklaces, rings, bracelets and black earrings. Accent gems such as white topaz can bring added contrast to the jewelry.