Black Onyx Ball and Rod Necklace in 10K Yellow Gold


This captivating black onyx beaded necklace whispers tales of a bygone era – the Victorian period, specifically the reign of Queen Victoria. Following the death of her husband, Prince Albert, in 1861, Queen Victoria embarked on a lifelong state of mourning. Her unwavering devotion, reflected in her perpetual black attire, significantly impacted societal customs and fashion choices for decades to come. Black became the dominant color for mourning attire, and the influence extended to jewelry as well.

Mourning jewelry, crafted from somber materials like black onyx, jet, or black enamel, served a deeper purpose. These dark gemstones were tangible expressions of grief and remembrance. Owning such a piece wasn't simply about adornment; it was a way to keep the memory of a loved one close.

Today, this black onyx necklace transcends its origins as a mourning piece, embodying a timeless elegance that speaks to its Victorian heritage. The alternating round and faceted beads showcase the meticulous craftsmanship prized during that era, each one a testament to the artistry of the time. Strung together with 10k yellow gold links, the necklace not only exudes warmth but also creates a captivating contrast against the cool black onyx, elevating its allure to new heights.

Whether you wear this necklace as a reminder of a fascinating historical period, a conversation starter about the traditions of mourning jewelry, or simply for its inherent elegance. This versatile necklace is a bridge between Victorian history and modern fashion, ready to be reimagined for your own unique style.

Metal: 10K Yellow Gold
Gem: Onyx
Gem Measurements: ()  mm. Round Beads, () mm x mm Tubular Beads
Width of Necklace: mm.
Length of Necklace: 18 Inches
Clasp: Spring Ring Clasp
Marks: ""
Era: Victorian

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