This large, intriguing and highly collectible Black Onyx Gemstone Egg was mined, sculpted and richly polished by hand to a high gloss finish in Mexico - the home of the highest quality and most beautiful Black Onyx in the world. Highly sought after by both beginning and serious gemstone egg collectors and home decorators alike, it is an excellent example of this how this lovely opaque, semi-precious gemstone grows deep within Mother Earth.
Honestly, the photograph just doesn't due this Black Onyx Gemstone Egg justice! The color is much like that of ebony, with dark grey, brown and white colored inclusions, striations and veining, all of which make it truly one of a kind. The minute details that are visible to the naked eye are very difficult to capture in a photograph - it has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated! And to the untrained eye, the veining may look like fractures within the stone, but they are actually caused by the natural shift that occurred within the Onyx during its natural growth process.
This delightful Black Onyx Gemstone Egg will certainly make an impressive and beautiful addition to any new or existing gemstone egg collection, as well as a wonderful Easter, or spring time display, fabulous kitchen decor, or a thoughtful and sure to be treasured unique gift! And remember - gemstone eggs are perfect for use in crystal healing, chakra therapy, meditation and therapeutic massage too!
This Black Onyx Gemstone Egg is the size of a duck's egg and measures approximately 2 15/16" L - 2" W and weighs 244 grams or 1220 carats. The crystal clear acrylic display stand is included.
Please note that this is a 100% natural, polished Black Onyx Gemstone Egg with natural veining, as well as some small natural flaws and inclusions that occurred during the Onyx's growth process which add interesting and unique characteristics to the gemstone. Said veining, natural flaws and inclusions are not considered a defect, but rather a characteristic of the natural beauty and wonder of the earth's geology.
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Black Onyx is a black variety of Chalcedony.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the alternate birthstone for the month of February.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the zodiac stone for those born under the astrological sign of Leo.
Black Onyx, as well as all colors of Onyx, are the 7th wedding anniversary gemstone.
Black Onyx is a first (base/root) chakra gemstone.
Metaphysical Properties: Onyx has been used to banish grief, to enhance self control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It can also be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.
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Egg Symbolism And Gemstone Eggs :
Throughout time the egg has symbolized new beginnings, protection, resurrection and the spark of creation for many religions. Considered a powerful symbol of fertility, purity and rebirth in traditional folk religions, magic rituals often use eggs to promote fertility and restore virility of the body and mind. Christians embraced the egg symbol long ago and likened it to the tomb from which Christ arose.
Archeologists have discovered clay eggs in prehistoric graves, but it was the Ancient Romans who actually began the tradition of decorating eggs to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, also known as the spring equinox, or the first day of spring - a time of renewed hope for those who had made it through a difficult winter. And of course the egg is an important part of Easter celebrations worldwide.
The gemstone egg is a very important and versatile tool in crystal healing. Whether the egg is natural in shape, or carved by man, the metaphysical properties are the same. Gemstone eggs are also used for acupressure, reflexology, scanning the auras, Shiatsu, zone therapy, or to simply massage and soothe sore areas of the body. The curve of a gemstone egg fits perfectly into the curvature of the hand, making it perfect to hold during meditation, or use either end to apply gentle pressure to soothe sore areas of the body.