Onyx is a type of Chalcedony gemstone. The mineral was first reported in 77 A.D. by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) and named after the Greek word “claw” or “fingernail” because of its similar resemblance. At COVEN we often use Black Onyx. But a variety of colors are commonly found throughout various countries of the world. These countries include Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Madagascar, India, and the United States.
Onyx is a stone of protection, strength, perseverance, self-mastery, discipline, and reason.