OnyxBlack at its best
Because Onyx beads naturally not entirely black and they get a color treatment. This is then first immersed in an acid bath. A story goes that is made light agate dark by heating it under extremely hot temperatures with honey. By burning the sugars Stone gets a nice contrast.
Onyx beads and mysterious forces?
The Onyx was in the Middle Ages was erroneously attributed all kinds of mischief. But today he is known in esotericism as a stone that provides strength and support in stressful situations. Even people with concentration problems can best carry an onyx.
In Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Pakistan, Uruguay and the U.S. Onyx is the onyx beads found. Onyx Agate of the family is a mineral and occurs in multiple colors. Named Onyx refers to adjusting the stratification. These are nesosilicaten which are intertwined with each other. The ordinary Onyx is black and white layered. But there are also other Onyxen. The name is depending on the color. There is for example the colorful Carneoolonyx it consists of bright red and white layers. The Sardonyx has again russet and white coats. You also notice that the names both end with Onyx. But all of a quarter variant (Chalcedon).
Onyx - Chalsedoon
Onyx is a mineral and a variety of quartz, or rather a variant of Chalcedony. Onyxen are two-tone with the color as layers or bands are intertwined. There are various types of Onyx, wherein the base name Onyx is normally used to denote a mineral with white and black layers. In its natural state Onyx has straight, white and brown bands. It is therefore widely used for cameos and carvings. The stone is then polished so that contrast links with the base material. Black Onyx is actually dyed black agate and chalcedony, simply because it's not black found in nature! Especially in the Art Deco period (a popular style movement between 1920 and 1939) Onyx was dearly loved: geometric designs with black onyx disks combined with Marcasite were very popular. Black Onyx was especially great demand for jewelry that could be worn in mourning affairs. This is because of the beautiful contrast of the deep black and pearl white that these signs stone. References to Onyx out in several places in the Old Testament already. According to Rabbi Bahya ben Asher, the word 'shoham (in Exodus 28:20)' Onyx '. According to him, Onyx also the stone on the ephod (a material made from precious robe, a tunic that was worn in ancient Israel by the High Priest) who stood for the tribe of Joseph. In addition, the shoulders of the ephod were also provided with two of such "shoham'-stones.
The operation of Onyx
Onyx can help burdensome and stressful situations. The stone gives support, strength and endurance and helps you reach your goals. It is steadfast and responsible. Onyx promotes analytical thinking, logic, concentration and helps to adopt a sober and realistic attitude. It is a good stone for people who are easily distracted or influenced. Physically Onyx has a positive effect on the ear, the nervous, immune, teeth, bones and feet.
The hardness of Onyx is 7, the density is 2.6
Onyx is part of the constellation Capricorn