These Black Onyx gold earrings are handmade with Black Onyx round faceted gemstones. The Black Onyx gemstones sparkle beautifully because of their faceted surface. Between the beads are placed Gold Vermeil wafer beads. The gemstones are wire wrapped and attached to the Gold Vermeil oval long earwire.
Gemstone Type/Size/Colour: Black Onyx Round Faceted 10mm
Metal Type/Size: Gold Vermeil over Sterling Silver Earwire 12x28cm, Gold Vermeil Wafer Beads 7.5mm, All Other Metals are Gold Vermeil/Gold Filled
Packaged: Gift Box
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. It is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues.
What is Vermeil? Vermeil is produced by coating sterling silver with carat gold. Gold is usually 18k or pure 24k gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10k and have a minimum gold thickness of 2.5 microns on all surfaces. A Vermeil piece of jewellery is made entirely of precious metals which gives the piece a central value. Vermeil jewellery should maintain the look of yellow gold for many years.
What is Gold Filled? The term “gold filled” means that a thick layer of gold is bonded to a base of other alloys such as rhodium, brass or sterling silver through heat and high pressure. The gold layer on gold filled is approximately 100 times thicker than gold plated. Gold filled items are regulated and the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product which is 5% the gold content and 95% other metals. Gold filled jewellery is an economical alternative to solid gold! It is safe for most people with sensitive skin and is hard wearing.
Semi-precious stones and crystals have been an integral part of the human history, representing wealth and power as well as being ascribed qualities both genuine and superstitious.