Quick Facts:
Color Black, Gray, White, Blue, Red, Brown, Yellow/Orange
Appearance Smooth, small dents. May see white or dark brown specks.
Formation Onyx is a form of chalcedony, a type of agate, also known as a micro-crystalline quartz formed in the gas cavities of lava. It forms in layers of different colors.
Where to find it South Africa, Italy, United States, Brazil, Russia


Onyx encourages you to face your fears. It is strength-giving and supportive in situations of immense stress, confusion, or anxiety. Onyx absorbs and converts negative energy. When you manifest this crystal you will never feel drained or out of energy.

Onyx is used for crystal therapy when treating past traumatizing injuries. If you hold a piece of the crystal, it takes your attention to the event of the previous injury, which can then be released through crystal therapy or body work.

Onyx is also known to balance the yin and yang energies within the human body.

Each onyx crystal color has a certain power that varies. 


Onyx is a great energy source. It helps you to understand the cycle of life (birth and death), as well as cope with grief. The crystal stone also helps mediums with psychic contact between those who have died and those within our dimension. Natives believed that wearing onyx around your neck calms lust and encourages celibacy + abstinence.  

How is it used within society?

Onyx helps with your teeth, bones, bone marrow, blood disorders and the feet. This crystal stone has been referenced in numerous historical manuscripts and sacred texts. In genesis, it was the first precious stone named within the Bible.  It was described as an element of creation.”Today, onyx is mainly used for jewelry. In historical times, onyx was used for many things such as dishes, a symbol of royalty or class, and much more.

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