Onyx Anniversary Gemstone
The Onyx anniversary gemstone represents the 7th wedding anniversary. You will find many gifts available either
made from onyx or containing small pieces of the stone.
We hope the following suggestions will help...
Onyx 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 to suit the gift required.
Onyx Trinket Box
Onyx trinket boxes are available to keep jewelry safe when removed just before going to bed. Find a box that is
well banded and would look nice on the dressing table.
Onyx Anniversary Gemstone 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.
Check when purchasing to make sure that it is the real thing, black onyx is often dyed agate. Jewelry is often
found containing black onyx. 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 a plain flat one. Cameos are often carved from onyx varieties
and come in many sizes and are incorporated into a variety of jewelry pieces.
In Greek the name onyx means 'fingernail' due to the bands of white looking similar to the edge of a fingernail.
Onyx is a cryptocrystalline (made up of small crystals) form of quartz found in many colors.
Onyx is usually 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
Onyx is widely found where there are quartz deposits.
Onyx has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
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