Sterling Silver Labradorite and Black Onyx Drop Stone Amulet Pendant
- Genuine (Dyed) Black Onyx Stone Drop and an Accenting Labradorite
- 1.75" tall and 3/4" wide with a 5x6mm Bail Opening
- Weight is approximately 5.4 Grams
- Marked .925
This Unusual Pendant has a Sterling Silver Scalloped Filigree Top Which Holds a Black Onyx Stone Drop and is Set with a Teardrop Shaped Labradorite. Labradorite is named for Labrador, where it was first discovered. Inside the Stone, You can see beautiful flashes of color which change according to the angle of light refraction, and may be blue, green, yellow, and pink, with the majority of the stone being a dark green or grey in color. These distinctive flashes of irridescent color is known as labradorescence. From ICA: Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word onux, which means fingernail. The story is that one day frisky Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. He left the clippings scattered on the sand and the fates turned them into stone so that no part of the heavenly body would ever perish. True, black isn't normally the color one associates with fingernails. (Did Venus wear Vamp?) But in Greek times, almost all colors of chalcedony from fingernail white to dark brown and black were called onyx. Later, the Romans narrowed the term to refer to black and dark brown colors only.