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Orange and Black Butterfly with Orange Flowers
Striped Agate Teardrop Pendant with Black and Ivory Lampwork Heart
Russian Eudialyte and Black Onyx Necklace with  Magnetic Clasp
Faceted Black Onyx with Green Ceramic Focal Bead

Water (Striped) Agate with Lampwork Heart and Small Teardrop Garnet. The pendant is suspended from a 24 Inch sterling silver chain. Sterling silver wire and findings were used to complete the piece. This necklace is currently on display in the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio. The price is $135.00 . If you are interested in the piece, please contact me via email for instructions at gemini617_1@juno.com..

Agate is a form of chalcedony and is said to be an excellent stone for re balancing and harmonizing one's body, mind and spirit.

Garnet is thought by some to be a stone of protective energy - especially for protection from evil and during travel.

Russian Eudialyte Pendant with Black Onyx and Ruby Red Czech Glass Beads. Findings are goldFilled and goldplated.

This necklace is currently on display in the Cary Gallery of Artists in Cary, NC. The price is $195.00 . If you are interested in the piece, please contact me via email for instructions at gemini617_1@juno.com.

Eudialyte is said to be a stone of the heart- bringing harmony to matters of the heart and dispelling jealousy. It is also said to aid in finding one's reason for being.

Eudialyte is found in Greenland, Russia, Madagascar, Canada and the USA. This particular stone came from Russia.

Faceted black onyx with sterling silver findings and a green ceramic focal bead. Faceted, tiny black zircons were used as spacers between the onyx beads. The price of this necklace is $151.00. It is currently on display in the Cary Gallery of Artists in Cary, NC. If you are interested in the piece, please email me for instructions at gemini617_1@juno.com.

Onyx is the birthstone for Leos and Black Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage. Onyx is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz called chalcedony.

The name “chalcedony” comes from Calcedon or Calchedon, an ancient port on the Sea of Marmara in Asia Minor. Ornamental materials were once mined in that area and it was an active center for trading various stones. Onyx was used widely in the past as bases and handles for gold items, as well as for stone inlay work. 

Onyx is said to be  a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles of conflicts of all kinds. In classical ceremonial magic, the image of the head of the god Mars or a figure of the hero Hercules was engraved on onyx and carried for courage. Indians and Persians believed that wearing onyx protected them from the evil eye, and that placing onyx on the stomach of a pregnant woman in labor would reduce the labor pain and bring on earlier delivery.