Onyx is a form of quartz that can come in almost any color. The pure black form is the most famous, especially for beads. Outside of beading, the most common form has the appearance of parallel lines running through the stone in alternating bands. Sardonyx is a banded variety of onyx with shades of red and brown. Much of what is sold as onyx is actually agate that has been stained.
Black Onyx belongs to mineral groups that are readily available and can be used without processing like beads. The semi-precious stone black onyx is a variety of chalcedony minerals (with corresponding chemical formula of silicon dioxide or SiO2) and comes in several colors despite it’s better known for its beautiful blending of black and white color bands.
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.
Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future.Check our amazing collection of bracelets made with Black Onyx Beads and deity pendants.