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Sardonyx Metaphysical Properties


Stone Name: Sardonyx

Stone Specifics:
Stone of Strength and Protection

Color: Sardonyx can be black or reddish-black with white bands. Green Sardonyx is green with white bands. Sometimes the banding is zebra-striped banding.

Keywords: Protect, Strength, Courage

Stone Origin: The name Sardonyx is derived from two Greek words "sard" meaning reddish-brown and "onyx" meaning veined gem. The oldest known reference to Sardonyx is an 11th century lapidary, a text which describes sardonyx. Sardonyx was believed to be one of the twelve Biblical Foundation Stones listed in Revelations XXI. Each of the Sardonyx stones were said to be carved with the name of one of the Apostles. Sardonyx can be traced back thousands of years in Ancient Egypt. In addition, in Ancient Rome cameos of Venus, the Goddess of Love, were made of Sardonyx. Roman soldiers, often wore sardonyx rings carved with images of Mars, the God of War, as a means of protection.

Stone Properties: Sardonyx encourages strength and courage. It helps us to stay grounded, confident, and hopeful. Sardonyx helps with the ability to understand information and discern between truth and fiction. Sardonyx gives strength and determination needed to achieve goals. Sardonyx encourages forming healthy life habits and sound decision making. Sardonyx encourages self control. It is a protective stone.

Magical Properties:
~ Sardonyx encourages us to treat all beings with respect
~ Sardonyx reminds us true happiness lies in helping ourselves and helping others
~ Sardonyx is a powerful stone for a happy and healthy marriage
~ Sardonyx encourages us to to actively create a meaningful existence
~ Sardonxy can attract new friends and wonderful partnerships

Element: Earth, Fire

Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Third Eye

Zodiac: Aries

Birthstone: Sardonyx is a birthstone for the month of August.

Location: Most Sardonyx is found in India, but it can also be found in Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, USA, and Russia.

Mohs Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Black Sardonyx

Sardonyx Properties

Sardonyx Metaphysical Properties

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