Onyx was known to the Greeks and Romans. They felt onyx was a stone of strength and honor - Roman soldiers would wear pendants carved from onyx.
Black Onyx is is a grounding stone - it is about setting your priorities and goals in life, and achieving them. It helps you release issues that are holding you back. It helps you to release stress, and to sleep well. In renaissance times, onyx was thought to help you be a persuasive public speaker. It is a first chakra stone.
Black Onyx is the stone for Leo - July 23 - Aug 22. It is the traditional stone for the 10th anniversary.
Black Onyx is a type of agate crystal. It is often used in cameos and intaglios because of its dark color. It comes primarily from South America and India.
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