Black Onyx Earrings
Black onyx swirl earrings on sterling silver ear wires. Swirl measures 1 3/8″. These earrings are medium large in scale
Overall length – 2″
- $212.00Carved cinnabar and twisted onyx ovals with macrame loop closure. Length 23" Cinnabar is a mineral that has been used as a pigment & been carved into jewelry for thousands of years. People began using cinnabar for pigments thousands of years ago in Italy, Greece, Spain, China, Turkey, and the Mayan countries of South America. Through time, people in almost every country where volcanoes are present discovered cinnabar and realized its utility as a pigment. Cinnabar is one of a very small number of minerals that was independently discovered, processed and utilized by ancient people in many parts of the world.
Full of motion, these handcrafted earrings feature faceted onyx beads with sterling silver. This unusual cut of onyx is a convex curve oval with the facets being horizontal. I love the way they reflect the light. Incidentally., the white & blue stripes are not actual stripes but rather light reflection from the scanner. Overall length: 2 3/4"