Black Onyx

Geological Information

Black onyx is a type of chalcedony, which is a mineral in the quartz family.

It is formed from silica deposits that have been slowly layered over time.

It is most commonly black, but can also be found in shades of brown, red, and white.

Historical Information

The name "onyx" is derived from the Greek word for "claw" or "fingernail," as the stone was believed to have the power to cure diseases of the nail.

Metaphysical Information

It is commonly used to ward off negative energies and promote emotional stability.

Black Onyx is also said to aid in increasing focus and concentration, making it a great stone to use during meditation or other spiritual practices.

Additionally, it is believed to provide strength and support during times of stress or grief.