Onyx- A Good Luck Charm

 

Onyx is a special kind of agate crystal. It is found all around the globe. Onyx is a gemstone used and appreciated in all over the world for its exquisite and unique nature. It is found in a huge variety of types and colors. Onyx is a member of the chalcedony family of quartz. It has a smooth luster finishing like other members of this family. Onyx can be found in layers also. Onyx is usually found in black, brown, red and white colors.

Onyx has a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs scale. Due to its score on Mohs scale, this gemstone is considered to be quite hard and durable gemstone for making jewelry. It is used in any type of jewelry items like rings, pendants, bangles, earrings, necklaces etc.

Historic value of the onyx gem stone:

Onyx is used for the jewelry- purpose from ancient time due to its amazing healing properties. The name “Oynx” originated from the Greek word “onyx” which is used for describing nail of a finger or claw in Greek language.

The Onyx stone has been popularly used and appreciated for a long time. The Romans considered this stone to be one of the most powerful good luck charms. Due to this capability this stone is being used for jewelry since long .

According to Greek legends one day God Venus was sleeping . A cupid cut his fingernail and left the clipping scattered on the ground. Because no living can die in heaven, God Venus turned him into a stone, called Onyx thereafter.

Healing properties of the gemstone:

Onyx is very popular and effective gemstone. It is well known for its unique and effective healing features. It is most effective in improving the inner as well as outer physical strength. It is also used for enhancing concentration level and retention of memory of individuals. In present era this stone has gained maximum popularity in less time all around the world.

Today Onyx is used ,in excess, in making jewelry items. Onyx has healing features for physical weakness.