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Sardonyx is an Agate that is a mixture of the patterning of Carnelian or Sard, and Onyx, so it has red brown base colouring with either black or white stripes. It is fairly hard to find naturally now, there has been a lot of 'Sardonyx' for sale in the last few years reportedly from Madagascar, that is in fact grey banded Agate that has been treated in a number of ways, including acid and sugar heat treated, to darken it and create red, black and white banding. When these stones are cut open the true grey colour of the Agate is revealed. Sardonyx was particularly popular with the Romans, as the banded layers allowed them to carve the popular cameos and intaglios in different colours.

Sardonyx is a steadfast ally in moments of need, infusing life with motivation and renewed drive. This crystal's focused energy aids in honing attention on specific tasks, enhancing productivity and efficiency. Sardonyx empowers the willpower and mental discipline required to overcome challenges and achieve goals. Its revitalising essence offers a surge of energy, invigorating the spirit and promoting a sense of vitality. Sardonyx serves as a beacon of happiness, drawing forth positive energy and fostering an optimistic outlook on life.

Alternative Names Carnelian Onyx
Colour Black, Red, Orange, White
Hardness 7
Crystal system Trigonal
Streak White
Lustre Waxy, Dull
Main Locations India, Germany, USA, Russia, Brazil
Chakra Root, Sacral
Zodiac Leo
Numerology 3
Planetary Mars
Element Fire

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