Handmade sterling silver pendant featuring an elegant onyx gemstone.
Onyx has been widely used for decorative purposes for thousands of years. In the vast majority of cases in more recent years, the name is used incorrectly.
Onyx is a black and white or single coloured banded stone that's a variety agate. The main difference between the two is the shape of the bands. In onyx they're parallel whereas in agate they're curved.
The vast majority of onyx used for cutting and polishing is banded calcite. This stone is used because it's softer which makes it easier to work. It's also more readily available.