Sardonyx Sphere # 166 - 3.5cm
Sardonyx is a stone of protection and strength. It promotes virtuous conduct and integrity. Sardonyx attracts friends and good fortune. It brings lasting happiness and stability to partnerships.
Sardonyx is a chalcedony that it coloured black, red, brown and white. This cryptocrystalline quartz can be coloured with iron and carbon inclusions giving it the brown and black colouring. It is formed hydro-thermally in hollows or vugs (A vug, vugh, or vugg is a small to medium-sized cavity inside rock. It may be formed through a variety of processes. Most commonly, cracks and fissures opened by tectonic activity are partially filled by quartz, calcite, and other secondary minerals) in rocks.
Sardonyx is created in layers of the brown or red sard stone and the black, white or green onyx stone. This gives it a beautiful banded appearance.
The word Sardonyx is derived from the Greek, sard meaning “reddish brown,” and onyx meaning “veined gem.”