Black Onyx is a type of chalcedony, a type of microcrystalline quartz formed in the gas cavities of lava.
The name "onyx" comes from the Greek word for "fingernail," referring to the translucence of the white-colored layer of this banded stone. According to legend, Cupid trimmed the nails of the goddess Venus while she slept. The Fates then turned those clippings into stone to prevent even a part of Venus from dying.
Black Onyx is highly regarded as a powerful protection stone because of its ability to absorb and deflect negative energy. It is useful to carry for protection during travel especially, and in situations where the wearer needs to face their fears or defend themselves from external criticism.
Size and color may vary. This listing is for one piece.