WHAT IS ONYX MEANING
Onyx is kind of agate with stripes of different colors. The thickness of the strips, which were formed under the influence of varying temperatures, ranging from microns to several millimeters.
Flood of light give a special attractiveness of onyx and carved out a figure. The name of the stone comes from the Greek word “onyx” meaning “nail”.
Onyx mentioned at the beginning of the Bible (Genesis 2:12) and in the future often often appears in its pages. The holy book says that onyx decorated throne of the legendary King Solomon.
Distinguish chalcedony-onyx with black and white stripes; sardonyx – with brown and white stripes.
< strong>Carnelian onyx is characterized by red and white stripes. It should be remembered that marble onyx is usually called an entirely different mineral – translucent calcite of different colors.
As with the other chalcedonies, onyx forms from the deposition of silica at low temperatures from silica-rich waters percolating through cracks and fissures in other rocks. Onyx deposits exist in Algeria, Egypt, Argentina, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay, India, Pakistan, the United States.
Flood of light give a special attractiveness translucent onyx and carved out a figure. The more varied and subtle stripes on the surface of the stone, the more valuable it is.The ancient Sumerians, Egyptians and Indians made from black and white onyx eyes for statues. This stone grinded, so that on a white background stood a black “pupil”.
Ancient masters carved from onyx jewelry gems. It is interesting that the term “gem” comes from the Sanskrit “jam”, namely the word in the old days were called onyx.
Onyx is popular for carved jewelry cameos and intaglios because its layers can be cut to show a color contrast.
ONYX HEALING PROPERTIES
It is believed that Onyx promotes the accumulation of vital energy as absorbs negative energy. It is said that onyx help get rid of the indecision and suspiciousness. This stone confident people who know how to insist. Onyx ring protects the wearer from sudden death.
The Aztecs of pre-Columbian America, translucent greenish-yellow onyx considered sacred, and in ancient India onyx softened his zeal lovers, entered into an illegal connection. Moreover, in this country the onyx was a symbol of good luck.
Onyx healing properties are used for diseases of the nervous system and depression. They believe that it relieves stress, relieves pain, promoting emotional balance and self-control. Products with onyx increase potency, exacerbate hearing. It rejuvenates and strengthens memory. Lithotherapists recommend applying striped onyx to inflamed sites.