Onyx is the Black beauty of gems and belongs to the Chalcedony variety. Abundantly found in mines across Brazil, India, Peru, US, Mexico Afghanistan, and Madagascar. It gets its name from the Greek word for ‘fingernail’ attributing to its vein look-alike bands. Onyx is a sturdy stone and has been used as a base and handle for setting gold, and inlay crafts. Romans have been known to use Onyx as seals in their history.

Quality And Appearance

Onyx is made of Silicon Dioxide and belongs to the quartz family of crystals. Onyx could be translucent or opaque based on the variety. Onyx can be found in a wide array of colors ranging from red, orange, brown to black, with or without alternating white bands.

Onyx Buying Guide: Onyx are relatively less expensive, available abundantly and bigger in size. The price range begins as low as $1 per carat and goes all the way upto $500 depending on the size.

Therapeutic Properties

Onyx connects to the root chakra and hence it is very helpful in meditation and connecting to the inner-self. It is known not only for its ability to stabilize and compose the mind but also to protect against negative energies. It is a powerful gemstone and one could gain multiple benefits when used appropriately.

Gempro believes, wearing Onyx gemstones or keeping them around you sharpen your senses and enhances your mindfulness and focus. It is highly recommended for those who are up against challenges and need to not just give their 100% but also stay away from distractions and remain rooted to their inner self and calling.

Expert Suggestion

Onyx is recommended at various difficult times of your life and is believed to be a powerful protector as well as a reinforcer.

Entrepreneurs beginning a new business venture are highly likely to benefit from Onyx’s stabilizing properties and shield from negative energies.

Gempro recommends Onyx for not only spiritual healing but physical healing as well. Continual usage shows healing effects on disorders of the eye, teeth, bone tissue, feet, and epilepsy.

Fashion Advice

Onyx is a popularly cut into cabochons and beads and crafted into jewelry. Onyx is a versatile stone due to its wide range of colors and hence can be used for a variety of looks and attires. Black onyx rings are a very classic choice and one the must-haves in your wardrobe.

Due to its sturdiness it quite suitable as everyday and casual jewelry.

Gempro Speaks

Onyx is a powerful gemstone whose energy can be harnessed to liberate yourself from self-doubt, and anxiety. It enhances your focus and helps connect to your inner self leading to a more meaningful existence devoid of clutter and distractions.


Not many know that still stone has its mentions in the Holy Bible in the chapter of Genesis where it is described as an element of creation.

Onyx Gemstone Specifications

  • Species: Quartz
  • Alternate Names: True Onyx, Arabic Onyx
  • Colors: Black with White bands
  • Hardness: 6.5 - 7
  • Month: July
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Element: Earth
  • Property: Protection and Grounding


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