Beads, Gemstone, Semi-Precious, Onyx, Natural, Black, Irregular, A-Grade, 5-14mm. Sold Per Strand

Beads, Gemstone, Semi-Precious, Onyx, Natural, Black, Irregular, A-Grade, 5-14mm. Sold Per Strand

The name "onyx" comes from the Greek word for "fingernail," referring to the translucence of the white-colored layer of this multi-layered stone. According to myth, Cupid trimmed the nails of the sleeping goddess Venus. The Fates turned those clippings into stone to prevent even a part of Venus from dying.

The Romans were experts at glyptography (the carving of layered stones to reveal different colors) and crafted beautiful seals from onyx (white layer over black base) and sardonyx (white layer over reddish-brown base). The patterns were cut in negative relief. Engravings with a negative picture are called intaglios and those with raised image are cameos. In the Middle East, onyx was associated with sorcerers.

While ruby is the birthstone for July, black onyx is an alternative stone for the month and is associated with the Babylonian Zodiac sign of Capricorn.

Black has been associated with regeneration and new beginnings. Black onyx is thought by some to have protective qualities, making it advantageous to carry when traveling. It is said to be useful in fighting basic fears and helping to move beyond bad relationships--as well as to heal old emotional wounds. The Romans associated onyx with courage and it is thought to be useful when one is defending him/herself against unfair criticism.

Black onyx can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid exposure to household chemicals and extreme heat. Because of the hardness and durability of onyx, it should be kept away from other gemstones and jewelry to prevent scratching softer materials.

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Beaded Creations® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

  • Natural Grade A
  • Mohs Hardness: 6-1/2 to 7
  • Size: 5mm x 5mm to 14mm x 8mm
  • Hole Size: 0.9mm
  • Thickness: 3mm - 7mm
  • Strand Length: 40cm
  • SOLD PER STRAND

R 222.65 ZAR

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SKU: B0108168CN/A

Size: 5-14mm

  • 5-14mm

Color: Black

  • Black
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