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Black Onyx, Impressive Black Gem

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Onyx is a type of chalcedony quartz and is found in a few different colors. The most popular is black onyx, so much so that most people think that all onyx gems are black. This gemstone is found in fairly large sizes, countries like Thailand produce some stunning antique style jewels with black onyx. Most black onyx gems are cut in a smooth cabachon cut without any facets. However, some exquisite onyx jewelry is designed and produced with black onyx gemstones that have been cut with facets. The Kanchanaburi province of Thailand produces some stunning silver pendants with large black onyx gems. Many of these pendants have onyx that is cut with a special multi faceted cut, this is also called the checkerboard cut.

Coming to the physical properties of black onyx, it is suitable for all types of jewelry. A Mohs hardness scale reading gives onyx a rating of 6.5 to 7 and this is considered to be good. All gems need some level of caution when being worn or cleaned, no special precautions are called for in the case of onyx gem stones. The best thing about black onyx is it's modest price, you will therefore find the gem set in gold and silver jewelry. Though high gold prices are slowing down the demand for large gem stone jewels, big onyx gemstones are being still being set in sterling silver jewelry. Do not be surprised to find black onyx pendants with onyx gems that are 20mm or even larger. When buying such large gems, check for surface defects like chipping, cracks or even pits.

Black gems like onyx have one very big advantage, they can be set in all gold colors. You could have a yellow or white gold black onyx ring and rest assured that both gold colors would look great. The recent increased demand for rose gold jewelry can handle this gemstone too. A black onyx ring in rose gold would look absolutely stunning, choose an artistic rose gold mounting and it would do even better. If you prefer sterling silver for reasons of budget or just because you lover silver, remember that black onyx silver jewelry looks classic and exclusive when antique design styles are selected. Once you have an antique style silver jewel, a slight tarnish that will naturally set in enhances the beauty of the jewel.

A special mention about black onyx gemstones in men's jewelry is relevant here. Mens rings with black onyx have always been high on the demand list. This is true of both gold and sterling silver men's onyx rings. A brief analysis for the popularity of onyx among men was conducted by a Kaisilver team, the results are very interesting. To begin with, fewer men as compared to ladies actually wear jewelry. Among the men who wear jewels, a large proportion are not attracted to jewels that are flashy and loud. Black onyx suits their taste, the gem has  a deep color, it is opaque and has a quiet but confident appearance. In a way it defines what a man should ideally potray and be, handsome, confident and reliable. Another reason why many mens jewels use black onyx is related to the price factor. Since men's jewelry would normally contain larger gem sizes, it is necessary to choose gems that are moderately priced. Black onyx wins points on this note too, the gem is attractively priced for mens gold or even men's silver jewelry.

There is a belief among many people that wearing a black onyx gemstone jewel helps one get over personal grief and tragedy. This belief has extended to many parts of the globe but, we have not managed to find the origin or reason for this. However most of the black onyx jewelry sold each year is based on liking for the gemstone. Very large black onyx gems are sometimes set in pendants and bangles worn by ladies. One of the classic cuts for onyx gems in Thailand is the cushion heart. This stone is not smooth cabachon but instead has the multi faceted checkerboard cut. Locally in Thailand, the cut is known as 'Taa-Sapha-Roat'. This basically means 'eyes of the pineaple'.

Design tip: Avoid black onyx rings with gems that protrude too much from the mountings. Such rings can get the gemstone easily damaged, this happens when the stone hits against hard objects or surfaces. Large bulging gems might be okay for onyx pendants as pendants do not get too much of wear and tear.

black onyx gems, onyx is a type of chalcedony quartz


Black onyx cushion shaped gems. Notice that these gems have been faceted and have a cone shaped base too. You can request for similar black onyx stones with a flat base. The size of these black onyx gems is 10mm. The weight per piece is around 4.5 carats. The depth is around 5mm. Each piece is handpicked and custom cut, you can buy just one single piece or as many as you want. The price per piece is just 37.50 U.S$. Great black onyx gem stones for a men's ring, onyx pendant or even for an impressive onyx bracelet.

cushion cut onyx gemstones


These are cushion shaped black onyx stones. The white lines on the edges are light reflections and NOT damaged facets. The size of these onyx gems is 12mm. A good weight of around 7 carats per gem. The stone has a depth of around 6mm. Fantastic gems for a large mens onyx ring, an impressive black onyx gem stone pendant or a bold black onyx bracelet. Order just one piece or as many as you need. The price per piece, is just 65 U.S$. All shapes, sizes and types of gems can be provided according to your requirements.

onyx gem stones, loose onyx gems


Fine black onyx gem stones. Cushion shaped with a smooth cabachon cut. The base of the gem stone is almost flat, allowing a bracelet or ring to be made with a low profile gem stone setting. An impressive size of 10mm for these black onyx stones. Well supported with a weight of around 6.5 carats per piece. The thickness of the onyx stone is around 6mm. Price per piece is just 60 U.S$. You can take just a single piece or order an entire set of any number that you need. All shapes and sizes of onyx gems can be custom cut.


Who Is Kaisilver?

Kaisilver is today regarded as the global leader in online custom made jewelry. One of the major reasons for our success has been the unflinching dedication to produce high end custom made jewelry in gold or sterling silver. With complete control over the entire production process, we offer a degree of personalization that no other jeweler can match. The gemstones used in producing our jewelry are handpicked and custom cut. Selection is made from over 200 million carats of gems sent in by the worlds largest gem manufacturers and miners. While remaining focused on the custom jewelry sector, we have recently decided to respond to buyer requirements for gems. Jewelry lowers and small sized jewelry shops often find it difficult to get handpicked gems in small quantities. Many requirements are for single pieces, but quality is important.

Kaisilver jewelry is proudly worn by over 9,000 jewelry lovers in 17 nations. With the complete absence of marketing and advertising gimmicks, we have also relied fully on buyer satisfaction to stay and grow in business. Our buyers include, politicians, fashion models, government officials, members of the armed forces, resort and casino owners, sportsmen, journalists and news readers, doctors and surgeons, professors and students, lawyers, housewives, financial experts and others.

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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