Chalcedony in parallel layers of different shades of color. It is used for making cameos, the figure being cut in one layer with the next as a ground.
A deep jet-black color.
It is a semi-precious stone which is composed of chalcedony and is found naturally in white or gray. The white variety of the onyx is generally dyed black.
A banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands are white and black. Some onyx is natural, but much is produced by the staining of agate. Traditionally, onyx was worn to cool the ardors of love. Onyx is a strength-giving stone, useful for athletes or for people under emotional stress. Its ability to balance and strengthen the mind and body make it an excellent choice for those who are flighty by nature.
Onyx - Term originally applied to agate with straight, parallel bands. Sometimes called sardonyx.
A translucent quartz with a shiney finish
Gen 2: 12; Ex 35: 9, 27; 1 Chr 29: 2; Job 28: 16; Eze 25:13] A semi-transparent gem with variously colored zones or veins, a variety of chalcedony.
a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
a beautiful, precious stone
A translucent quartz with a shinny finish
A variety of chalcedony or microcrystalline quartz with a hardness rating of 7. Very similar to agate, and treated agate is often sold as black onyx. Onyx may be brown, white, grey, or black.
A variety of quartz in crystalline form of calcium carbonate. It is characterized by a structure of parallel bands each differing in color or in the degree of translucency. Considered to be a marble because it can take a polish.
Variety of chalcedony found naturally in white or gray. White onyx is dyed black for black onyx.
Transluscent variety of Travertine that takes a good polish. Colorless, yellow to brown. (3 - 4)
An opaque form of agate, a microcrystalline quartz, that is typically black, but may come in different colors. For example, sardonyx is a red or brown variation. Onyx measures 6.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
a kind of agate with layers of color.
Onyx is a type of "Chalcedony" stone.It is excellent for helping to align your total being with your higher wisdom. Used to banish grief and promote good fortune and happiness. It may help one to absorb energies from the universe. Onyx has been used in ancient times for the healing of ailments of the bone marrow, soft tissue and of the feet. Become the master of your own future with ONYX.
Semi Precious Stones.
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This stone protects a marriage from intruders; however, it can cause friends to quarrel.
A banded, varicolored form of quartz.
A variety of agate. The onyx is reputed to improve concentration and devotion. Perhaps it is for this reason that it is frequently to be found in rosaries. Helps hearing problems, heart trouble and ulcers.
includes Black Onyx, Natural Onyx and White Onyx; see individual listings.
Said to dampen lust. Was also worn in mourning during Victorian era due to its black colour.
A variety of cryptocrystalline quartz, Onyx differs from agate only in that the bands of which is composed are parallel and regular. The deep, even, rich color of Black Onyx has given it the reputation of helping one become more steadfast and determined, according to some folklore.
Onyx is a projective stone used for protection, defensive magic and when facing adversity. In ancient times onyx was thought to be an imprisoned deity. It is worn to still sexual desires. Natural sexual impulses exist for pleasure, union with another and the divine. Suppression of this desire leads to hatred, isolation and lessening respect for all life forms. In this present day, sex is risky. Wear this stone to control ones desires when there is no chance of quenching it with your partner. When you are with your loved one again, stimulate your desires with a diamond or carnelian. See also: carnelian and diamond
(14th century) A translucent chalcedony usually consisting of straight, parallel bands and collared black and white in alternating layers.
A banded variety of quartz that ranges from translucent to opaque and appears in a color range from orange to brown which alternates with straight white bands. This gemstone is commonly dyed to create black onyx.
Onyx is a semi-precious stone that is black and white, generally arranged in layers. It is a form of agate with parallel banding. This structure lends itself to cameo making. Onyx is a species of chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz).
semiprecious variety of chalcedony quartz that is a used often in jewelry. See Onyx Rings: When chalcedony is variegated with with spots or figures, or arranged in differently colored layers, it is called agate; and if by reason of the thickness, color, and arrangement of the layers it is suitable for being carved into cameos, it is called onyx. White Onyx, a semi- translucent white to slightly yellowish-white stone, was often used as a background in Victorian jewelry, especially for cameos. Black Onyx can appear opaque or translucent. Although it occurs naturally in black, it is generally dyed black to improve its color. It has a hardness of between 6.5- 7 on the Mohs scale. In India, onyx necklaces are thought to cool feelings of love.
A semi-precious white or grey stone composed of chalcedony (a variety of quartz). The white variety is generally dyed black for onyx
A semi-precious stone composed of chalcedony (a variety of quartz) found naturally in white or gray. The white variety is generally dyed black for onyx.
Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (not including shades such as purple, blue, or black). Commonly, specimens of onyx available contain colors of white, tan, and brown.