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Onyx is a black variety of chalcedony. Commonly found specimen contains par-allel, black and/or white bands. The colours of the best are perfectly defined and parallel. This makes it well adapted for the cutting of cameos.
History, mythology & legends
Onyx was used in ancient Egypt to make bowls and other pottery items It was mentioned in the bible several times. Ancient roman warriors entered to the bat-tle carrying amulets made from onyx as a sign of protection.
Traditional & emotional healing
Onyx is a variety of Quartz Analogous, similar to Agate and other cryptocrystal-line species. Its healing abilities are related to piezoelectric properties. Onyx is a basic stone used to help in neuralgias, arthritis, and muscle aches.
All cultures of onyx are known as a bereaving stone. If you want to ease mental pain and calm bad emotions, just wear a necklace with onyx. White stripes bring good memory, black helps to forget bad memories.
Connected to Tiger Eye, onyx creates a very powerful protection shield against bad energy and negative emotions.