A lovely pair of 9ct yellow gold earrings with black onyx briolettes. The onyx measure 15mm x 8mm and drop from a fine yellow gold shepherds hook. A classic pair of very versatile earrings.
Onyx is a crypto crystalline quartz which is opaque and can be found with layers of white and black known as banded agate. It was used as a substitute for jet in the 20's and 30's! Quartz comes in three basic varieties and that is: crystalline such as amethyst and citrine; crypto crystalline such as chalcedony and carnelian and massive like adventurine quartz and jasper. Quartz is the most common mineral on earth.
Weight: 2.9 grams