Onyx - Zayah

Onyx is a variety of microcrystalline quartz called chalcedony and a variety of agate.

Onyx is rare in nature and usually produced artificially by dyeing agate.

Onyx is an ancient stone known to the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items.Onyx was used widely in the past as bases and handles for gold items, as well as for stone inlay work. Onyx seals were very popular with the Romans, who carved the pattern of the seal in negative relief.

Black onyx is believed to absorb negative energy and enhance self-control and mental clarity.Onyx is also thought to help in times of stress. 


Our jewellery that uses onyx

Midnight Mystery