These Victorian earrings are sophisticated, made from 14k gold and black onyx. Black Onyx is said to be similar to black agate, a stone with healing and protective powers. In addition black onyx is said to have the power to absorb negative energy and encourage emotional stamina. On the front of each earring is an inlaid gold flower. The style with which each flower was inlaid is called "Pique", a method of inlaying tiny pieces of gold until a pattern is formed. This was a very popular technique in France in the Victorian era. Each earring weighs 1.7g and measures 1.5cm X 1cm. Aside form their historical significance, these earrings would make a dark and beautiful gift of protection.