VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN MIXED LOT EARRINGS RING BRACELET PENDANT. Ring size 81 1/2 inches long squash blossom feather design saw tooth bezel set marked sterling. Bear claw Indian cuff bracelet 7 inches including open space somewhat bendable set black onyx saw tooth bezel.
3 drop dangle black onyx earrings sawtooth bezel set gemstone approx 1 1/2 inches long. 4 heart pendant marked sterling GUS black onyx saw tooth bezel set.
The legend goes like this- one day Venus was asleep when a mischievous cupid cut her fingernails and flew away leaving the finger clips scattered on the ground. Latter by the design of the god, these fingernails were transformed into stone that came to be known to the world as onyx. The name draws its origin from the word, onyx which in Greek language means fingernails.
In latter course of history, this stone became famous in the hands of Romans, who crafted beautiful seals out of onyx. The patterns were cut into negative reliefs which were famously called intaglios. The myth that for this gemstone originated from the body part of Venus, known for alluring beauty, justifies the stones fine texture and lustrous black color.
Originally onyx is chalcedony quartz, which falls in the microcrystalline category. It is formed in the gas cavities of lava. This gemstone is basically a multilayered stone like agates and depending on the different colored layers, onyx can be divided into a few separate categories. Generally, when the stone has a black base and a white upper layer, it is called Onyx.Some onyx displays white and lighter reddish bands or ribbons of silicon di-oxide against a brown background, this variety is known as Sardonyx. When the onyx has a red base, it is known as Cornelian-onyx. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN MIXED LOT EARRINGS RING BRACELET PENDANT" is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.