Green Onyx

Green onyx
Onyx is the Mystical birthstone for the month of December. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Leo. See the birthstone list for other references to onyx. Onyx is also given on the 7th and 10th wedding anniversary.

Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as sardonyx

The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Legend says that one day while Venus was sleeping Eros/Cupid cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx.
Originally, almost all colors of chalcedony from white to dark brown and black were called onyx. Today when we think of onyx we often preface the word with black to distinguish it from other varieties of onyx that come in white, reddish brown, brown and banded. A variety of onyx that is reddish brown with white and lighter reddish bands is known as sardonyx. A 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness., onyx is a very good stone for use in carving.

Onyx is an astrological gemstone many types of which are used as astrological substitutes for primary gemstones. For example Green Onyx is an astrological substitute for Emerald. ONYX gemstone is a type of Chalcedony which has parallel banded layers. The colors of the bands may range from white to many other shades like black, blue, green, red, red-orange, orange, honey etc. The various varieties of Onyxes are used for Astrological as well as healing purposes.

Who Should Wear An Onyx?
Onyx is beneficial for those born under the Zodiac Sign Leo
The ruling planets for Onyx Stone are Mars and Saturn.
From an astrological perspective, Green Onyx is a substitute for Emerald; however, it is not as strong as Green Tourmaline and Peridot since the effects are much weaker.
Onyx is also a popular choice for wearing as jewelry.
Onyx is recommended for athletes

Benefits of Onyx
Onyx stone enhances strength, stamina, durability and self-control
Onyx treats disorders of the bones, bone marrow and blood. It is beneficial for teeth and the feet
Onyx improves concentration. Onyx boosts our self-confidence and sense of responsibility

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