Onyx is a versatile gemstone with a striking appearance. The onyx is best known for its black color. There are several other variants that we will tell you all about. It is an important protection stone and there are some fascinating workings that this gemstone is said to carry. We will tell you all about it.
Onyx stands for:
- Lets negative influences disappear
- Grief counseling
- Positive influence on skin, hair, and nails
Origin & History
The word onyx is derived from the Greek language and means "fingernail." This name was probably given by the similarity with the white layers and edges that fingers have and can also be found in the stone. In addition, the gemstone is said to have a beneficial effect on skin, hair and nails. The onyx dates back to ancient times. Back then it was used as an ornamental stone. Ultimately, this gemstone was used for jewelry.
Characteristics of the onyx
- Hardness: 7
- Gloss: matte tot satin gloss
- Transparency: translucent, opaque
MentallyOnyx is an important protection stone and has a number of healing effects. The stone supports you in stressful situations, making it also a pleasant stone during bereavement. It makes negative thoughts disappear and focuses on positive influences. In addition, the gemstone helps in achieving your goals and thus ensures perseverance, self-discipline and control. Furthermore, it is the perfect stone for people who get distracted easily because it improves one's focus and concentration.
As mentioned earlier, onyx has a positive effect on nails, skin and hair. Small wounds heal faster and the skin is more protected. In addition, it improves the functioning of the kidneys and bladder as well as against bloating. There are many more positive effects. For example, this gemstone works against infections and improves the nervous system and hearing. Therefore, it offers something for everyone.
Left: white onyx in bracelet, source: Pinterest. Left: rare deep black onyx.
Left: red onyx in ring, source: Pinterest. Right: green onyx in medallion, source: Pinterest.
Types of onyx
The most common form of onyx is black stones with white layers and bands. It also sometimes occurs with brown edges. The most sought-after type is completely black, but it is quite rare. Furthermore, the gemstone comes in many colors, such as green, red and white.
Onyx comes in several varieties, but in general, they are not rare. Its main sites are Italy, Mexico, the United States, Russia, Brazil, South Africa.
Beaded bracelet with onyx.