Sardonyx is a variety of chalcedony that can occur with black, red, green, brown, and white bands. Alternating layers of sard and onyx give this gemstone its unique colors and name.
Sardonyx has been utilized for 4,000 years to make cameos and intaglios for necklaces. Roman soldiers often wore rings or carried talismans made from sardonyx with Mars, the god of War, to bring good luck and ward off evil. Because it was an inexpensive stone, sardonyx was a favorite stone in ancient times and people from all social classes could obtain and enjoy it.
Popular locations where sardonyx is found are Brazil, Madagascar, India, Germany, and Uruguay.
Sardonyx is one of August's birthstones.
Metaphysical Meaning and Healing Properties: Sardonyx is a stone of protection. It promotes optimism, confidence, motivation and discipline. It is good to have for self-control and for focusing on tasks like studying. Some say it brings good fortune, and happiness and longevity in relationships. It is believed to strengthen the immune system, heal issues with the lungs, and aid in bone problems.
*Price/size/weight reflects one stone. Size, weight and color vary. May not receive what is shown in picture.
Size: ~ .75 - 1.5 inch
Weight: ~ .9 oz.
* Stones should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment--Please consult a licensed healthcare specialist. The information within is for entertainment only and is not warranted or claiming to be accurate, reliable, or complete.