Onyx is a black and white banded Chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline Quartz. It is often thought of as an all-black stone, and much of the black Onyx on the market has been artificially colored. Onyx has been both revered and feared throughout history. It is referenced in many sacred texts and historical manuscripts and is the first precious stone mentioned in the Bible. However in some regions, such as China, it was feared for centuries as a bad luck stone.
These stones are heated and dyed (Heated: The stones are subjected to the use of heat to alter color or increase clarity. Heating can also be used to lighten or darken a stone. Dyed: Stones are treated with a dye to alter or enhance their color.)
Hole Diameter: 0.8 - 1.1mm
6mm faceted rondells.
Strand Length: 8", Approximately 40 beads
Metaphysical Attributes: Strength, Grounding, Wisdom
Chakra: Root, Crown
These are Dakota Stones.