Sardonyx

Sardonyx is a variation of Onyx, which is banded variety of the Chalcedony, where the colored bands are shades of red (Sard) rather than black as seen in Onyx. Black Onyx is probably the most well known, however it is not as common as other types of Onyx such as Sardonyx.

Sardonyx is a variation of Onyx, which is banded variety of the Chalcedony, where the colored bands are shades of red (Sard) rather than black as seen in Onyx. Black Onyx is probably the most well known, however it is not as common as other types of Onyx such as Sardonyx. Although Sard and Sardonyx sound very similar they both are completely different varieties of Quartz.

Sardonyx, shared with Peridot, is the birthstone for August. Peridot is the birthstone for August in both the U.S and U.K chart, while Spinel is the birthstone for August in the U.S chart, and Sardonyx is the birthstone for August in the U.K chart.

Sardonyx symbolises strength, integrity, confidence, and focus. It’s said that the gem attracts good fortune and friends, helps bring stability to relationships, and protection to the wearer.

It is also is thought to possess metaphysical qualities that promote motivation, strength of character, and boosts self-esteem. It can also help increase willpower, and strengthen personal discipline and focus.