Onyx & Marcasite Sterling Earrings
Classic in every way! These are from the estate of our favorite Aunt Helen. More contemporary with that Art Deco Style. Nice smooth black onyx is accented by rose cut marcasite stones that sparkle like black diamonds. In perfect condition with NO cracks, chips or breaks to onyx surface or metal work. Sterling silver with larger butterfly clutches to the back that help keep the earrings nice and straight when wearing. These would make a beautiful gift and go with any ensemble.
* Sterling Silver (stamped)
* No Maker's Mark
* Natural Marcasite stones
* Black Onyx Faces
* Measure 1 13/16" inch long x 1/2" inch at widest section
* 10.68 grams
* c. 1990's
Onyx is a type of chalcedony, which is a type of silica mineral. The lattice of chalcedony contains fine veins of quartz and moganite. The word ‘onyx’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘claw’ or ‘nail’. The word refers to the flesh-toned variety of onyx, which may resemble a chipped off claw or nail if you find it lying around on the ground. Onyx is a balancing, grounding stone, particularly black onyx. It is thought to help stimulate the root chakra. Your root chakra is your grounding energy center. Other colors of onyx stimulate different chakras in your body, and are associated with different meanings as a result. Onyx helps to reduce the intensity of emotions, whether negative or positive, and balances conflicting energies and drives. It is associated with good fortune and judgment, and also with fidelity.
Marcasite got its name from the Arabic word for Pyrite and has gold like sparkles across. Its beads seem to be little somber, but its healing properties, call attention to themselves. The Chinese, Greeks and Mayans used marcasite for thousands of years due to it's calming effect. Marcasite attracts wealth and inspire creativity. It frees the wearing individual from the feelings of hopelessness, over-sensitiveness and help to re-calibrate, re-assess, re-design, release, and reincarnation. Being gentle with the wearer's body, it holds on the wearer grounded as well as balanced.