Black Onyx is a black agate, which is a silicate mineral. It is characterized by parallel stripes in colors ranging from black to almost all colors. It is a semi-precious stone often used in jewelry and ornaments. Its name is derived from the Greek word for "claw" or "nail" because some black agates have stripes like fingernails.
Black Onyx has many allegorical meanings and functions. It is believed to be a jewel that brings power, protection and purification. It can ward off evil spirits and difficult situations, as well as strengthen willpower and self-confidence. It can also help balance emotions, eliminate negative influences and promote spiritual growth. It is the birthstone of Leo, symbolizing good luck and courage
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