This distinctive mens necklace with its black onyx and genuine ruby rondelles is bold and dramatic. The necklace is comprised of highly polished onyx tube beads interspersed with round black agate beads. I chose deep red genuine hand-faceted rubies together with sterling silver tube beads to add sparks of color and provide contrast to the onyx. The center section features a trio of rubies held between sterling silver tube beads with additional rubies on each side. Four additional sections of the necklace are comprised of pairs of rubies with sterling silver tube beads. A sterling silver hook clasp completes the design.
The necklace measures 19 inches in length which is a good choker length for a man, but I can change the length if you wish. The faceted rubies are 4 mm in diameter and have been heat treated to intensify the color. They are a deep rich ruby red and are slightly translucent with some inclusions
Ruby is the birthstone for July and has long been a symbol of love and desire. Traditionally, rubies were believed to heal emotional and spiritual wounds as well as bless the wearer with wealth, good health, and wisdom. The rubies are complimentary to the deep black of the onyx. In ancient cultures, it was believed that onyx absorbed negative energy and provided clarity of thought. These powerful qualities add dimension to this bold and dramatic necklace.