This onyx inlay and diamond ring is featured in 14K white gold and is inlaid with onyx. It is also available with lapis or dinosaur bone.
Designed by the amazingly talented artists at Park City Jewelers, this strikingly handsome and bold band will be created for you in your choice of 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, or 14K rose gold. Hand selected and matched diamonds are set amid a diagonal channel at the center of the band. Onyx is cut, fitted, polished, and inlaid into channels on either side of the diamonds to complete the design of the band with a dashingly bold contrast.
Onyx is formed by the deposition of silica in gas cavities in lava, which results in the distinctive bands or stripes seen in some varieties of the stone. It can come in varied shades of red, orange, and brown, which often alternate with striking bands of white, brown, or black. Curved bands can occur in the variety of quartz known as agate. Since ancient Egyptian times, onyx has been stained to improve or change its color. Natural black onyx is rare, so the commercial black variety is usually agate that has been stained by the sugar-sulfuric acid treatment, soaked in sugar and then heated in sulfuric acid to carbonize the sugar. It may be banded or solid black.
Onyx is said to bring increased vigor, strength, stamina, and self-control. It is believed to alleviate worry, tension, and nervousness and eliminate confusion and nightmares.
The best way to clean an onyx is to wipe it clean with a moist cloth. It is not recommended to use any sort of ultrasonic cleaners or ammonia as the stones may be porous and therefore might absorb chemicals, even soap, which can build up inside the stone, causing discoloration.
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