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azurite  bloodstone  Blue Sapphire
Blue Tourmaline  Carnelian  Citrine
Emerald  Green Tourmaline  Lace Agate
Lapis  Malachite  Onyx
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Aventurine Onyx
When most people think of onyx it is the popular uniform black stone we see in jewelry today. This however is only one of several onyx types. It is most often found in shades of brown with bands of whites grays and rust reds, with pure black being extremely rare. The black stones seen today are almost all altered, either chemically or by heat, to produce the bottomless black effect. Onyx is a form of Chalcedony, which is in the quartz family.

A Little History:
The name is derived from the Greek term, onux, meaning fingernail. This comes from a Greek tale of Venus and Eros. While Venus slept, Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings all over the ground. Because no part of a god could die, the clippings were turned into stone, thus becoming onyx. In Greek times, almost all colors of chalcedony, from gray-white to black and all the colors in-between, were called Onyx. Later the term was used only to describe the darker varieties. The artificial coloring of onyx dates back over 2000 years ago in Arikamedu, a region of India.

Healing & Metaphysical Properties:
Onyx is used primarily to balance psychic energies and diffuse negative forces. Because of this it is a ideal stone for grounding, and removing unwanted energies. It can aid in containing personal energy and keeping it from being drained by outside forces. In the healing of wounds and easing child birth the stone can be very helpful.

 

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