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Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery

Regular price £52.00

This is a great looking unisex Sterling Silver and flat Black Onyx oval ring and is available in sizes O-Z. For sizes outside this range please contact me.

If you have any queries, please message me and I will reply ASAP.

Fully hallmarked. Comes presented in a quality fully recycled gift box.

Onyx is a fashionable gemstone that is often desired in jet black. When Onyx is pure black it is referred to as “Black Onyx” and owes its distinctive colour to an ancient dyeing process. Roman soldiers wore  Sardonyx (with white and brown bands) as talismans, believing that it made the wearer as brave as the heroes they had engraved onto the gem. Because of its different colour bands, the gem is ideal for making cameos, where the lighter colour tends to be carved, using the darker colour as the background. Some also refer to the gem as “Black  Magic”.

The word "Silver" appears in Anglo-Saxon in various spellings, such as seolfor and siolfor. Silver was one of the seven metals of antiquity that were known to prehistoric humans and whose discovery is thus lost to history. However, unlike copper, Silver did not lead to the growth of metallurgy on account of its low structural strength and was more often used ornamentally or as money. Silver was more expensive than gold in Egypt until around the fifteenth century BC. The situation changed with the discovery of cupellation, a technique that allowed Silver metal to be extracted from its ores. The origins of Silver production in India, China, and Japan were almost certainly equally ancient, but are not well-documented due to their great age.

Please be assured that your item will be packaged to the best of our ability, with ample protective packaging in a mailing bag or box. Our postage costs reflect the weighed packaged item, good quality packaging and insurance against loss or damage.

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