Black Onyx Teardrop Handmade Earrings, Sterling Silver Stars Artisan Dangle Gemstone Jewelry

Item Description

Every woman needs at least one good pair of glittering black onyx and sterling silver dangle earrings. The sleek and stylish BLACK STAR earrings is that pair!  Perfect handmade earrings for dress up, the office or with casual clothes, they will quickly become your favorite "go to" pair of earrings since they are perfect accessories for everything.  The lovely earrings were handmade from sparkling faceted black onyx teardrops, sterling silver star cut out beads and sterling silver.  Created for the woman who dislikes massed produced jewelry, the BLACK STAR gemstone and silver artisan earrings were carefully designed and handcrafted by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.


  • Faceted black onyx teardrops: app. 12 mm x 8 mm (at widest)
  • Cut out star beads: app. 8 mm; sterling silver
  • Metal: sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
  • Length: app. 1.75" / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


Stylish and sleek, the black onyx teardrops are faceted and polished to a very high shine so you get maximum sparkle any time you move your head.  They taper from approximately 4 mm at the top to about 8 mm at the widest part at the bottom. Because I love sterling silver with black onyx, I combined a sterling silver daisy spacer and a 2 mm sterling bead at the bottom of the teardrops. At the top, a single sterling daisy spacer was placed.


To add more silver to the BLACK STAR earring design, a beautiful sterling silver bead was placed on top of the upper daisy spacer.  The unique beads are a cut out design with a stylized four pointed star running around the middle of the beads.  More cut out design was added at the top and bottom, reminding me of individual flower petals.  I love the cut out look because it allows light to peek through when the earrings are worn.  A 2 mm sterling beads caps the top of each sterling silver bead.


To finish the BLACK STAR earrings, all the components were strung on sterling silver headpins. The top of each headpin was carefully wire wrapped into a loop. Each loop was then attached to a sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish.


For a better understanding of the relative size of the BLACK STAR black onyx and sterling silver handmade earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.

Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking; it is said to bring balance to mind and body and helps the wearer approach a task with greater self confidence. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The BLACK STAR earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!

***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


Shadow Dog Designs

Unique Handmade Jewelry

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