The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health

Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.

In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling


Onyx, the emotional healer, cements the feelings of strength and vitality to raise self-confidence to control your emotional outbursts and vivid falls of frustrations.

Its soothing energies tether flight souls and keep them grounded to make wise decisions and stand firm in their authenticity.

Onyx is the best companion for those who want to master the art of self-confidence because it imparts such positivity that it keeps them happy and at ease in their surroundings.

It offers its bearers solid feelings of protection, focus, and willpower. Its wearer can drive motivation from its high vibrational and natural healing properties to move forward in life.

It helps balance the base and heart chakras to strengthen individuality, stability, and protection. While working with the heart chakra, Onyx imparts solid feelings of love, compassion, acceptance, and transformation.

It also builds a connection between lower and upper chakras that alter your outlook on life. It is the birthstone for hot-headed zodiac lions. It balances their proud ego and feelings of insecurities.

It aids lions in getting grounded and controlling their overly possessive behaviors to become the master of their destiny.

You can carry this talisman in your pocket or wear it in your jewelry to shield yourself from negative energies and guide you towards the right paths.

You can also place it near the entrance point of your home or office to banish grief, welcome abundance and happiness, and stimulate the power of wise decision-making.