Thursday, 9 June 2011

Onyx ~

Onyx is a form of chalcedony and has a high level of hardness.  Black onyx is usually banded with white and the Wikipedia article linked to here says that most all-black onyx on the market is dyed.  I don't know about this one, only that I got it at Wilderness Gems, which was usually reliable. 

The small spacer beads set off the larger graduated ones well.

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