An ancient gemstone, Onyx is the banded or layered form of Chalcedony whose bands range from colors, like white to almost any hue. The word “Onyx” has been derived from a Latin word, which means fingernail or claw. Nevertheless, this stone also goes well with its name because of its color resembling skin.
Most people think of Onyx as a black stone, but this impression is a bit wrong due to Onyx’s actual meaning in the gemological world where Onyx is referred to as a stone, which exhibits various colors in various layers. However, Black Onyx jewelry is regarded as the most sought-after stone of all because black color stones are generally considered as very protecting and caring.