Sardonyx Jewelry and Rings
Featured Sardonyx Jewelry:
Modern styling and clean lines in this Sardonyx ring features a orange striped Sardonyx cabochon.
Each cabochon used in our Sardonyx jewelry is unique.
We have a new batch of black and white and Sardonyx cabochons in stock. Orange with white stripe available too and a large 40x30mm size for pendants. New to our collection is green Sardonyx. We also have alternate styles of rings earrings, pendants and bracelets to set the stones in Sardonyx jewelry is hand made when ordered if you have stripe style preference let me know. You can also choose to have the jewelry made in sterling silver white gold or yellow gold. Email me with your special requests.
Sardonyx is an alternative birthstone for August along with Peridot and a planet gemstone of Saturn. Birthstone. Sardonyx is for the astrological sign of Leo (Lion): July 23 - Aug 22. It is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage.
Sardonyx is a type of (cryptocrystalline quartz or SiO2) agate (micro-crystalline chalcedony quartz) that forms varying striped veins of orange brown and white stripes like the banded ring patterns of cut tree trunk, formed by different shades of agate filling the space in a rock. The name Sardonyx derives from the word "sard" and "onyx" is named after Sardis where it is found and Onyx is the Greek word for "nail" because its veined appearance resembles a fingernail. It has beautiful bold banding of opaque and translucent colors white, black, green and orange.
The seals used in Rome were made from Sardonyx they believed it could fire up courage and bring victory in battle. Sardonyx was often carried into battle carved with images of deities and heroes such as Hercules Ares, or Mars, the soldiers thought they would become as brave as the gods and heroes carved them. Leaders and public speakers carried them as well to bring them luck in making the listener see there side.
Sardonyx is carried to fortify willpower and integrity and is known as a stone of protection and strength. It has been used in making a gem protection grid putting a stone at each corner of the house to keep out crime and negativity. Ancients believed it to enhance commitment, stability and happiness in marriages.
An old rhyme about this gem:Sardonyx is a natural stone mined from the earth and not made synthetically.
The August maiden,
with sweet simplicity wears Sardonyx,
gem of felicity.
Sardonyx has a specific gravity of 6.5 - 7.0 and has a hardness of 7 it is reasonably strong
The main source of this gem is India where the best gems are found, the material we use in out jewelry is India mined. Other places it is mined are Russia, Germany, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, USA and Czechoslovakia.
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If you don't see what your looking for all jewelry is made by hand and im happy to let you choose different mountings or gems. Email Me for more information.
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