Add a bold edge to any ensemble with this classy black plated stainless steel pendant. The pendant features a stunning wood inlay framed by four simulated diamonds. This pendant comes with a 24" curb chain and encloses with a lobster clasp.
Onyx is a variety of chalcedony quartz that features a fine texture with a smooth black color. Some onyx can display white bands or ribbons against black or brown backgrounds. The bands that move through the stone run parallel and onyx is therefore sometimes known as zebra agate. Mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay, most onyx today is color-enhanced to increase its depth of color. It ranks a 6.5 on the Mohs Scale and is an ideal stone for carving. In fact, it is a favorite material of lapidary artists.
Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word "onux" which means fingernail. Legend says that one day frisky Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. He left the clippings scattered on the sand and the fates turned them into stone so that no part of her heavenly body would ever perish. In Greek times, almost all colors of chalcedony were called onyx. Later, the Romans narrowed the term to refer to only the black and dark brown colors, while the reddish brown and white onyx became known as sardonyx. Highly valued in Rome, sardonyx was especially used for seals because it was said to never stick to the wax. Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio was famous for wearing sardonyx.
Worn during mourning in the Victorian age, onyx is now traditionally given as a 7th wedding anniversary gift. It is thought to increase happiness, self-control, courage, intuition and instincts. The stone is also believed to cool the yearnings of love and decrease sexual desire.Stainless Steel
The nearly-indestructible and masculine nature of stainless steel is appealing for many jewelry styles. It has a similar appearance to platinum and polishes to a glistening sheen. Any scratches that may occur from day to day wear can be easily buffed away without endangering the piece. Unlike traditional gold, silver or platinum jewelry, stainless steel jewelry is not poured into molds, but is usually hand-cut from a solid piece of steel, leaving no seams or weak spots. With stainless steel, your jewelry will last a lifetime.
Stainless steel was first recognized in France in 1821 by metallurgist Pierre Berthier. He realized the iron-chromium alloys maintained resistance from acids and recommended their use in cutlery. After several corrosion-resistance related discoveries and patents in Europe and the United States, Harry Brearley in England discovered a modern blend of stainless steel alloy. When it was announced by The New York Times in January of 1915, he was officially credited with the invention of this impressive modern metal.
About the Collection
Man-up to style with powerful, handsome accessories from Steel Impact™ men's jewelry. Designed especially for the gents, Steel Impact offers stylish, contemporary looks for confident men. Ruggedly constructed with 100% stainless steel and other durable materials, each piece in this collection makes a powerful statement.
Design details such as carbon fiber, steel cable and genuine leather add unique style to each piece, helping you stand out from the crowd. Stainless steel is built to last and will pair expertly with your existing jewelry and watch collections.
About the Guest
Men's accessory expert Jonathan Goodman has excelled in the luxury watch and jewelry sector for the past four years. Working towards an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) certification through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Jonathan's unique understanding of jewelry composition and design offers viewers an insider approach to the appreciation and exploration of contemporary men's accents and attire.