Sardonyx Crystals Meanings and Properties

Sardonyx Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: N/A

Mineral Group: N/A

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

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.

Esoteric Information

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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