Onyx Star Windchimes

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White Onyx windchimes in the shape of stars - gives a beautiful light noise. Some of the onyx may show small bits of darker banding, as is natural for the stone. Each windchime is unique and may not look like the one pictured.

 

Onyx is a form of banded chalcedony, just like agate; the difference being that onyx has parallel bands where agate has curved ones. Like agate, it is cryptocrystaline, meaning that silica crystals and moganite crystals grow interweaving with each other. It comes in a wide range of colors, though vibrant colors are usually artificial.

Onyx's name means "claw" for its most common coloring. It has a long history of use in hard stone carving and jewelry. It's oldest use was in Egypt, where it was made into bowls and dishes. It was also a very popular material in the Art Deco period.

Possible correspondence: claws, complex interweaving, decor, Egypt, finery, India, jewelry, parallels.