Black Onyx

Onyx comes in a few colors: black, red, green, yellow, and blue. Each have their own unique metaphysical characteristics. Black onyx is the most common and, some say, the most powerful version of the stone.

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What is it that is so alluring about black onyx? Is it the brooding quality of its dark hue? Or perhaps it’s the way it lacks that delicate shine that other gemstones possess, instead exuding a deep shimmer from within. Whatever the answer, black onyx is a powerful and expressive (not to mention popular) gemstone. It is known to help relieve sorrow and grief, end bad relationships, and defend its wearer against negativity. Black stones in general are said to have protective energies and help in recognizing personal strength.

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Onyx is a form of quartz, and it has long been used to make carvings due to its hardness and durability. It has been used in artwork and architecture amongst Egyptian, Minoan Cretan, and Ancient Greek & Roman societies.

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Black onyx has such a commanding and compelling presence that it makes for brilliant jewelry. It can make any ensemble look instantly more elegant. Pair it with a black or white dress for a refined and classic look, or with a bright outfit to add some polish.

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The images below are various pendants and rings from the black onyx collection on AlwaysBeListing. Some are mixed with lapis or other, different colored onyx stones. Some are combined with beautiful filigree designs while some are plain and simple, allowing the power of the black onyx to speak for itself.

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Here are some more black onyx jewelry items available now on AlwaysBeListing. Click on the photos for more information.


Sophisticated faceted black onyx earrings


Elegant faceted black onyx & white stone pendant


Bold faceted black onyx & white stone cocktail ring


Playful black onyx dangle earringso2
Colorful onyx heart pendanto3
Striking black onyx cocktail ring with lovely marcasite detail o4
Simple black onyx & turquoise inlaid cross pendant
Eye-catching onyx and carnelian pendant
Vivid lapis-surrounded onyx pendant
Lustrous faceted black onyx & white stone cocktail ringon5
Chic faceted onyx bead3
Refined faceted black onyx & white stone drop earrings

Interested in learning more about other gemstones? Read more about the significance and history of various gemstones here. Search by color to find the one that suits you and your energy best!


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