Onyx is a Greek word for Claw or nail. It is the birthstone for the month of July. It is one of the noblest stones. It is considered much liked since the earliest civilizations because of its powerful energy and charming color. It is considered a warrior stone. Onyx is often a black, but there are also brown, pink, red, and green. There are also colorless Onyx stones. Onyx can open the chakras and allow the better flow of positive energies. When there’s a healthy flow of energy, you will feel lighter, more vibrant, and more energetic. Onyx is capable of positively affecting, balancing and healing all of the chakra at once. The wholeness of onyx really brings out your strength and determination. The Persians and Indians believed wearing Onyx protected them from the evil eye. It was also believed that placing an onyx on stomach of a woman in labor could reduce the pain. It was also used to cure epilepsy. The ancient Romans considered it a protective stone when in battle of any sort and believed that it provides courage. Onyx overall is a great stone for depressed or people in trauma. It helps in aligning all the chakras and provides the wearer courage to get over their fears and phobias.
Crystal: Onyx. Country of origin: India. Chemical composition: SiO2. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 7.