Onyx Gemstone Beads and Charms

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Onyx is a black stone and a member of the quartz family. The gemstone has been used for thousands of years and proved to be one of the best materials for making magical amulets. In the present it’s used during fortune-telling, for example.

Healing properties and meaning of onyx

Onyx is a member of the quartz family, since it is a type of chalcedony.

Black onyx: black onyx is the best known type of onyx. However, the black stone helps focus on positivity. Onyx can be helpful in grounding, especially for those with weaker legs.

White onyx: white and light gray onyx provides an easier connection to lunar energies. The stone is often used in the spiritual field, especially for helping with dream work. What links well to this is its physical effects; reducing headaches and improving eye function.

How to use onyx

In addition to our charms, connectors and beads with which you can make beautiful jewellery, there are other uses. You can always carry the stone in your pocket. It is thought that you can then 'use' the beautiful properties of onyx at any time.

How to care for my onyx

Onyx can be cared for in various ways. For example, you can charge it in moonlight. Black onyx is a hard, smooth stone that can withstand water well. So, using water to clean your stone won’t damage it.

Where does onyx come from?

Onyx can be found in India, South Africa, Greece, Uruguay, Argentina and Australia.


One of the best materials to make magical amulets from is black onyx. It has been used for thousands of years. And in the present it’s used during fortune-telling, for example.

The name Onyx is Greek and means "fingernail," probably because the gemstone has a low transparency.

Note that there exists "onyx marble," also known as onyx for short. However, this is not a transparent stone.

Which horoscope fits onyx


Of course any stone can be good for you. Sense it and see which one(s) you like.

Which chakra fits onyx

Rump (1st), solar plexus (3rd), third eye (6th).

The color and shape of onyx

Onyx is most common in the color black. If you look closely, you can see lighter stripes that are parallel to each other. Black onyx is usually made by coloring gray onyx. The stone can be found in the colors black, gray, white, red (carnelian onyx) and reddish brown (sardonyx).

Chemical composition: SiO2 (Silica)
Mohs hardness: 7
Density: 2.6