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Leo Birthstone - Onyx


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Leo birthstone onyx gifts come in all shapes, colors and sizes.


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Chess Sets

For the chess enthusiast buy a beautifully carved onyx chess set. There are a variety sets to choose from with a variety of prices.

Onyx Trinket Box

Buy a trinket box made out of onyx. Very useful for keeping those pieces of jewelry which are removed just before bedtime.

Leo Birthstone Onyx Candle Holders

Available in onyx are candle holders. Treat the person to a pair so that they can use them to grace the table or the mantle shelf.

Onyx Vases

Also available are vases in all shapes and sizes so you should be able to find one suitable for the person you intend to purchase the gift for.

Onyx Jewelry

Jewelry is often found containing black onyx. Check when purchasing to make sure that it is the real thing. Because of its hardness it is an ideal material for carving. Rings for men and women are widely available either with a carved surface or plain flat one. You are also able to purchase earrings, bracelets, pendents and cuff links.

10K Yellow Gold Leo Script Zodiac Pendant July 24 - Aug 23 with 16" chain

From: Elite Jewels Inc.

Click on the above link to view this and other items of jewelry suitable for gifts for star signs.

Facts about Onyx

Onyx is a cryptocrystalline (made up of small crystals) form of quartz found in many colors. In Greek the name onyx means 'fingernail' due to the bands of white looking similar to the edge of a fingernail.

Onyx is often banded with white as the alternate band. The brown and white variety is known as sardonyx and the red and white variety is known as carnelian onyx. Black onyx is often dyed to get the color required for jewelry. Some black onyx is agate dyed to look like real item.

Onyx is widely found where there are quartz deposits.

Onyx has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.

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