Banded Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony, a micro-crystalline Quartz, silicon dioxide, that exhibits straight, parallel banding. The colour of the bands range from and include a mixture of white, black, brown, orange, red, yellow and green, depending on the mineral inclusion. The orange/red/brown coloured varieties of Banded Onyx are usually known as Sardonyx.
Dyes are sometimes used to produce certain coloured varieties.
The frequency of Banded Onyx connects to the Earth star, base and solar plexus chakras. It helps to ground one’s energies to the magnetic core of the Earth, so that one feels safe, secure and supported.
Banded Onyx can help build one’s inner strength and physical strength and vitality.
Banded Onyx can aid one with one’s personal power by allowing one to become focussed and positive in thought, to endure and follow through with one’s ideas and gives one control over one’s actions and aids self-discipline.