Legend - Named from the Greek word Sard (meaning reddish brown) and the black layer Onyx (finger nail or claw). A variety of agate. The Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used Sardonyx to ward off evil. It was also once used as a protection against the plague.
Properties - Folklore says that Sardonyx helps promote healthy relationships and balances heaven and earth. It is also believed to be a stone of protection and strength increasing stamina and vigor. Black Sardonyx absorbs negativity.
Description - Black Sardonyx beads - Highly polished black Onyx with the occasional banding pattern of white and grey with the odd brownish mark. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.