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A type of chalcedony quartz that can come in a variety of colors - black, white, reddish brown, brown, and banded - the name onyx is Greek for fingernail or claw. According to Greek legend, while Venus was sleeping Eros cut her fingernails and scattered the clippings on the ground. Since Venus was a Goddess, and no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned her nail clippings into onyx stone. In the Middle East, ancient wizards or sorcerers believed onyx could absorb sorrow. It has a hardness of 6.5 Mohs, thus is a good stone for carving and polishing.

For thousands of years onyx has been used to treat eye disorders. Water soaked with onyx is effective on the skin, healing infected wounds, inflammation, and sunburn. It is also used to deflect negative energy, increase stamina, stop nightmares, and give the wearer a sense of inner harmony.

Moonlit Waters Jewelry incorporating onyx includes:

Eye of Persephone
Moonlit Garden
Eye of Persephone
Moonlit Garden
Onyx
Onyx
Onyx
Onyx