Onyx rings are famous for their stark midnight beauty. The contrast between sleek and elegant onyx gemstones and precious metal bands creates a stunning and alluring piece of jewelry that is always desirable and appreciated. Onyx rings have been celebrated and treasured since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who viewed it as a bold symbol of strength and beauty. While onyx stones display a range of colors and contours, it is the black onyx ring that has captivated the heart and soul of this category. Most people only associate onyx gemstones with the audaciously black and beautiful stone. Men are drawn to its bold power, women to its stark elegance – onyx rings make wonderful gifts for just about any person of any age.
Finding the Perfect Onyx Ring
While the perfect onyx ring is always a matter of individual tastes, there are a few commonalities between high quality onyx rings that you should be looking for. This kind of jewelry is defined by the onyx centerpiece, the precious metal band, and any other accentuating gemstones.
The onyx stone at the heart of the ring should be bold and beautiful. Onyx looks best when smooth and polished. There should be few if any marks on the surface of the stone. Some onyx rings use stones that have colorful contours. The contours should only add to the overall look of the ring. If they distract from the ring, they will lower the value and aesthetic of the onyx ring.
Most onyx rings are set in silver or gold. Platinum is rarely seen because of its high cost. Your perfect onyx ring is determined by whether you like the contrast between light and dark represented by a silver onyx ring, or the sleek finish of a gold onyx ring. Men’s onyx rings tend to be made with yellow gold, but this is not necessarily a rule.
Accentuating the onyx ring with colorless gemstones is one way to drastically enhance the looks and value of the piece. Diamonds are most popular for this because their natural colorless brilliance sets a nice offset to the black beauty of onyx stones. Cubic zirconia creates a similar effect for lower cost.
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Black Onyx Rings
Some people might think that the term ‘black onyx ring’ is somewhat redundant, but this is not necessarily true. While most people associate onyx with smooth, black gemstones, it technically refers to a whole family of minerals. Because of this, many vendors will specifically call their products black onyx rings. This is merely a more specific and precise way of selling the exact same thing. Regardless of semantics, a black onyx ring is an amazing piece of jewelry whose elegance and beauty is simply stunning.
Men’s Onyx Rings
Across the ages, men have been drawn to the bold power and audacious beauty of onyx rings. This is one of the reasons why men’s onyx rings are so incredibly popular. A men’s onyx ring features a broader band and tends to feature an inlaid stone rather than a raised one. A mens onyx ring can still have diamond accents – men appreciate the value and brilliance of diamonds as much as anyone else. Men’s rings make wonderful gifts for any man and any occasion.
Featured Onyx Rings
The products below represent some of the more exceptional onyx rings available on the market today.