This large, bewitching and extremely collectible Black Onyx Gemstone Egg was mined, sculpted and richly polished by hand to a high gloss, mirror finish in Mexico - the home of the highest quality and most beautiful Black Onyx in the world. Highly sought after by both beginning and serious gemstone egg collectors and home decorators alike, it is an excellent example of this how this lovely opaque, semi-precious gemstone grows deep within Mother Earth.
Honestly, the photograph just doesn't due this Black Onyx Gemstone Egg justice! The color is a shiny jet black, similar to black patent leather, with some small dark gray inclusions on the top and two, thin dark grey veins, all of which make it truly one of a kind. The minute details that are visible to the naked eye are very difficult to capture in a photograph - it has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated! And to the untrained eye, the veining may look like fractures within the stone, but they are actually caused by the natural shift that occurred within the Onyx during its natural growth process.
This delightful Black Onyx Gemstone Egg will certainly make an impressive and beautiful addition to any new or existing gemstone egg collection, as well as a wonderful Easter, or spring time display, fabulous kitchen decor, or a thoughtful and sure to be treasured unique gift! And remember - gemstone eggs are perfect for use in crystal healing, chakra therapy, meditation and therapeutic massage too!
This Black Onyx Gemstone Egg is the size of a duck's egg and measures approximately 2 13/16" L - 2" W and weighs 258 grams or 1290 carats. The crystal clear acrylic display stand is included.
Please note that this is a 100% natural, polished Black Onyx Gemstone Egg with natural veining, as well as some small natural flaws and inclusions that occurred during the Onyx's growth process which add interesting and unique characteristics to the gemstone. Said veining, natural flaws and inclusions are not considered a defect, but rather a characteristic of the natural beauty and wonder of the earth's geology.
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Black Onyx is a black variety of Chalcedony.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the alternate birthstone for the month of February.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the 7th wedding anniversary gemstone.
Black Onyx is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone.
Metaphysical Properties: Onyx has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.
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