30-40mm Large - Sold Individually
Crystal Details: Sardonyx is a banded agate and is often dyed to enhance its colour. It is made up of alternating layers of sard and onyx. Sard can be a dark orange to red to almost black. Onyx can appear in almost any colour. These two types of the mineral chalcedony are paired in bands to create sardonyx.
Chemical Composition: Sodium Dioxide - SiO2 with impurities
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Colour: Sardonyx is banded red-brown and white
Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Properties: Protective – Detoxifying – Strength - Stability
Sardonyx protects and strengthens and is associated with courage, happiness and clear communication. It brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage. It is a stone of confidence and optimism. It is an earth-connecting grounding stone and is useful after spiritual or healing work to bring the user back to earth. Sardonyx encourages concentration and focus and is great for anyone who is studying.
Tip: Sardonyx has traditionally been used to create a protective grid around a house, in order to keep negative energy away.
Historical Uses/Folklore: Used as a stone of strength and protection since ancient times. Sardonyx has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus, goddess of love, in hopes of harnessing the power of love. Soldiers wore sardonyx rings containing images of Mars, the god of war, into battle as a means of protection. Also used as a talisman in Ancient Egypt for protection against evil. Sardonyx has traditionally been used to create a protective grid around a house, in order to keep evil away.
Chakra: Base (Muladhara)
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