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The Alluring Art of Black Gemstones

Black Gemstones Caviar Icon Hematite

Deep and mysterious, black gemstones offer stunning contrast to both daytime and evening looks. Like white gems, black stones make for the perfect neutral. Although black spinel, hematite, onyx and black spinel all possess a similar appearance, each of these gemstones stones carry unique properties.

The original inspiration for Caviar, Hematite occurs naturally in a black-silver color. The Caviar Icon collection (necklace, earrings and bracelet pictured above) features a hematite stone for a sparkling, lustrous effect. This gem is worn to protect against negativity. Dark stones like hematite have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to promote independence. Hematite is a type of chalcedony quartz that can be found across the world from Brazil to India, or California to Uruguay.

Black spinel comes in large variety of hues including: red, blue, green, yellow, brown and black. Unlike black diamonds or black sapphires, black spinel does not possess a metallic luster and is completely opaque. The spinel used in our Statement Rings and Nightfall collection is authentic, natural spinel.

Black agate and black onyx are often used interchangeably; however, onyx is a type of agate with alternating bands of color. While agate comes in many hues, when it occurs in black and white layers, the stone is typically referred to as onyx. Black agate and onyx is present in additions to the Enso and Maya collections.

Black gemstones, like your favorite LBD, make for a chic, go-to accessory no matter the season or the occasion. Discover more of the black jewelry designs in these best-selling collections and