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.

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