My birthstone is Emerald, which I love, but it is said to be even rarer than diamonds these days, so comes with a relatively high price tag.
In my travels I've come across this luxurious natural gemstone called Green Onyx. For me it radiates similarly to the beauty of an Emerald and it comes with a much more palatable price tag. So what are the key differences in the stones?
|Formed||Cryptocrystalline, formed by layers of Chalcedony & Quartz||Mineral Beryl, formed as a single crystal|
|Appearance||More often opaque||More often transparent|
|Connects||Heart Chakra; healing, balance, love, connection, acceptance||Stone of the Heart; compassion, sympathy and universal love|
|Colour||Rich Green||Deep Green-Blue|
|Star Sign||Gemini or Virgo||Taurus|
|Sourced||Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, USA||Brazil, Colombia, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Hardness||Mohs 6.5-7||Mohs 7.5-8|
Green Onyx, part of the Deep Blue Collection, named after the Caspian Sea.
You can dive into the Caspian Story here every element is handcrafted using traditional methods. The rose cut Green Onyx is available 22ct Gold Vermeil & 925 Silver, necklace and earrings.
Goodness goes back to ocean conservation through the Australian Marine Conservation Society. As well as creating meaningful work for the SIS Artisans in the bespoke studio in Jaipur.