Did you know that the black onyx birthstone of July is a great alternate to the ruby?
But the onyx is truly a beautiful and stunning option. Onyx is a stone that has been used for thousands of years for items that involved artistic creation. The Egyptians would take advantage of the unique banding and carve beautiful sculptures that would be enhanced by the stone’s natural striations.
The actual stone is in the quartz family and in most cases has been treated to have the appearance of a glossy mirror. The chemistry of the stone is a combination of elements that weave together in a multitude of color, thus giving the final product a dark charcoal, green, or even an iridescent milky white color.
Black Onyx Birthstone Rings
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Because of the diversity in the actual composition, many believed that the onyx stone had the power to cleanse the soul and release negative energy through each layer of color.
The negative energy would be trapped on the darker layers, and then as the layers began to lighten, it was thought that the stone was actually cleansing the bad, and creating good. It was also believed that whoever was born into the month that it was designated for, that they in turn would have those same healing powers.
Today onyx is used for massages as part of the stone therapy, considered vital to have during prayer, and even used in homes as a negative energy trap. Feng shui practitioners use this stone to help create a calm and relaxing environment. The natural stone is mined primarily in Brazil but can be found in China and India.
Black Onyx Birthstone Necklaces
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Black onyx is lovely in a women’s jewelry wardrobe. Onyx is also substantial enough to be a part of a man’s jewelry wardrobe too.
Black onyx birthstone jewelry is a beautiful addition to anyone’s jewelry wardrobe, especially if you are born in July!