Black Onyx has played a huge role in the history of jewelry since ancient times. It is a classic, semi-precious bead that deserves kudos for its beauty and symbolism. It has long been paired with both silver and gold and the message of “glory and power” has not been lost on anyone. To modernize onyx, matting has been introduced. It requires additional tumbling steps to create the powdery finish: after the beads have been polished, they go back in the tumbler with just the right amount of grit to remove the shine and create the matte patina that’s so much in demand today. Holes are machine drilled so laddering with Tuff Cord #2 is a breeze. Hole sizes also fit up to 20 gauge round wire. Imported from Mexico and Pakistan by Dakota Stones.
Sold on 8 inch strands. Approximately 25 beads per strand.