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More about Matte Black Onyx

If you like to be understated — but not underappreciated — you'll be pleased to see our Matte Onyx Beads. This lustrous black onyx has been given a matte finish for an elegant twist on a familiar stone. Matte Onyx beads are also a perfect fit for men's jewelry. Imagine a handsome black wrist band worn by someone you love.

Most Black Onyx, like our beads, has been heat treated to improve its color.

What exactly is Onyx? An informative post on our Wire-Sculpture jewelry making blog will give you answers to pass on to customers. Click here to go to "Gem Profile: Onyx."

Onyx is not a rare stone, though it is only found in three places in the world: Arizona, Algeria, and Mexico. However, it has been used for millennia because of its versatility and beauty. Most Black Onyx, like our beads, has been heat treated to improve its color. Now that we've provided beads with a smooth matte finish, many more possibilities will present themselves for your tailor-made treasures. Be inspired!

Remember, we also carry a broad selection of other onyx items, including our Black Onyx beads. You'll want to visit our onyx cabochon page for more helpful ideas. If you have any questions, give us a call at 1-877-636-0608 (toll-free) and speak with one of our helpful and knowledgeable customer service reps.