By:
Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

In fashion, black never goes out of style. The lustrous, opaque black material known as “jet” has been popular for thousands of years. It found its widest use during the mid-nineteenth century when Victorian jet jewelry was called “mourning jewelry.” However, that is hardly the context in which jet and other black stones, such as onyx, are viewed today. For instance, a black beaded necklace can project just enough mystery to draw particular attention to an evening dress, or a black onyx pin complemented with diamonds may be just demure enough for the office. Similarly, the tasteful elegance of a strand of black jade beads or black enamel rings speaks of dressiness by virtue of its simplicity.

There is something so alluring about black jewelry. This mysterious, dark hue not only looks great in jewelry designs, but its neutral color will go well with any other colors in your wardrobe. Select the perfect silver and gold jewelry to fit your taste for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or pendants.