Large shiny banded onyx jewelry, sterling silver wire wrapped black stone pendant. historic protection talisman necklace with nature's designed swirly pattern.
Large size teardrop,or pear shape banded onyx jewelry. One of the most worn black stone pendant since ancient history. Carried by warriors, believed to be a shield talisman,in battles, against fear of darkness and nightmares in homes. In the modern world Onyx wasn't considered as a gemstone. the last century's industrial advancement brought many stone specimen on surface, and the mass amount of variety, used mostly in construction and home decoration, because of its durability. Fortunately collectors and jewelry makers always appreciated it as a gem, and kept up the tradition.
This pendant is actually a variety of the so-called sardonyx, when you look close, on the edge of the white pattern, there is a red-brown line running alon what inclusion of red agate or Carnelian. Sardonyx had an additional meaning in the dark ages, it meant a protection against incantations and sorcery, and made the wearer fearless.
For any reason you look for Onyx jewelry, this nice size stone is really shows what this specimen is about. Just like all onyx, has an excellent shine, set with sterling silver 21 gauge square and half round jewelry wire wrapping, a modern style method, what shows the stone's entire size, yet holds it firm and secure in place. A silver plated 20" x 1.5 mm snake chain necklace included with the purchase of the pendant. Because it's a large size, a perfect piece for tall person. Longer 24" necklace also available, please make note at checkout for preferred length.
stone size: 48.5 x 29.4 x 5.3 mm 58.65 ct.
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