Noble Onyx is an ancient stone, known and utilized by the earliest civilizations for its powerful energy and somber beauty. This deep black stone was highly prized for use in ceremonies and burials, scrying and magical work; and as amulets on swords, shields and armor to protect and strengthen warriors in battle.
Many cultures, including the Greeks and Romans, utilized Onyx to carve figures of the gods and heroes in cameos and intaglio engravings; and to make stamps and seals, stone inlays and tiles, and as handles and bases for goldwork. Onyx is referenced in numerous historical manuscripts and sacred texts, described in Genesis as an element of creation.
Black onyx is ultimately known to be a protective stone. It lends one the power of strong defense by absorbing negative energies and assists those who feel like they are being drained of personal energy. A stone of discipline, it aids one in realizing and achieving their goals and stimulates good decision making. This stone strengthens one's confidence, making the person feel more secure by stabilizing mental and physical imbalances. It will provide the structure that one craves, and allow one to be the master of their own future.