Sardonyx Crystals Meanings and Properties
Alternative Names: None
Mineral Species: N/A
Mineral Group: N/A
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Orange to orange-brown; black, white, cream, green
Typical Appearance: Sard is an orange-brown or red-brown variety of chalcedony, sometimes referred to as brown carnelian. In sardonyx, this is be layered with onyx of black, white, or sometimes other colours. Sardonyx was a popular mineral for carving cameos, leaving a layer of white onyx on top of the ornament, and carving down into the sard layer for contrast.
Birthstone: Traditionally the birthstone for August in many texts.
Chakra Alignment: Root and Sacral, Root and Crown, or all three, depending on colour combination.
Element: Fire, earth and air
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