Onyx Jewelry meaning
Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships.
Benefit from the power of Onyx jewelry
- Releases painful emotions (sorrow, grief)
- Protection against adversaries
- Creates invisibility when desired
- Fortifies self confidence
- Improves the ability to assert yourself
Onyx guards against negativity
Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
- Fortifies self confidence and responsibility
- Sharpens your senses
- Encourages a healthy egotism
The name onyx comes from the Greek word for fingernail. Mythology states that Cupid cut the fingernails from Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. The fates then turned the scattered clippings on the ground into stone so that no part of the goddess would ever perish. The reddish brown and white version of onyx known as sard onyx was highly valued in Rome, in particular for seals becuase it was said onyx would not stick to the wax. Sard onyx was also used as protection against incantations and sorcery.
Onyx is the Mystical birthstone for the month of December. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Leo. See the birthstone list for other references to onyx. Onyx is also given on the 7th and 10th wedding anniversary. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as sardonyx.
The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend says that one day while Venus was sleeping Eros/Cupid cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. Originally, almost all colors of chalcedony from white to dark brown and black were called onyx. Today when we think of onyx we often preface the word with black to distinguish it from other varieties of onyx that come in white, reddish brown, brown and banded. A variety of onyx that is reddish brown with white and lighter reddish bands is known as sardonyx. A 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness., onyx is a very good stone for use in carving.
Most Black Onyx that is commercially available today is color enhanced (heated and dyed) to increase it's depth of color.