Onyx has extraordinary depth and contrast
It features straight, almost parallel bands or layers of colour, which can be cut by skilled gem carvers to create intaglios and cameos for a dramatic appearance.
Onyx has a high-shine finish
It has a striking black finish that looks sleek when paired with precious metals and diamonds.
Onyx is fairly hardwearing but needs care
A hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale means it’s reasonably hardwearing. Ideal for a range of different jewellery, it can be worn often with a little extra care.