Sardonyx is a variety of Onyx that contains straight and parallel banding of Carnelian. Sardonyx is sometimes dyed to enhance or change its colours. The process of dying is a commercial secret used in Germany today. Iron oxide is a pigment used to create the rich orange and reds, carbon is used to create the deep black banding in the white-banded variety.
Sardonyx can be traced back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt, where it was used to create jewelry and small trinket boxes. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus in hopes of harnessing the power of the goddess of love. It was also common for soldiers to wear sardonyx rings and carvings containing images of Mars, the god of war, into battle as a means of protection. Romans also used Sardonyx seals for signet rings that were used to imprint wax emblems on official documents because hot wax doesn't stick to this gemstone.
Sardonyx’s vibrations encourage happiness, clear communication, and courage. Placed in homes, Sardonyx brings happiness and stability to partnerships and marriage.
For home protection against evil, place a Sardonyx at each corner of the house. When placing a crystal grid in a home, remember to always place the gemstones at the same height in each corner. Then follow with connecting them using a crystal wand.
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