Onyx is a banded variety of the mineral chalcedony. Agate and Onyx are both members of the same family, however Agate grows in curved bands, while Onyx grows in parallel ones. Onyx sits at a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
These 8mm matte Onyx beads make a great neutral bead for any design, and would be excellent for pairing with eye-catching colors like a brightly colored matte Kiwi stone in blue or purple!
Onyx is thought to be a strength giving stone that gives support when dealing with extreme physical or emotional stress. It is also associated with vigor, stamina, strength, confidence and self control.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive a strand similar to those in the listing.