Onyx comes in many colors: black, white, gray, blue, pink, violet, brown, red, green often in bands/swirls of many colors. Polished it is very shiny with a sateen reflection. It is very beautiful and is commonly used for carving figures. Colors to help stimulate all the chakras, especially the base chakra of survival and physical strength. Beneficial if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion . Onyx gives strength. It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings. Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. It helps one build up one’s vitality. This can be especially helpful after a long illness, a prolonged work project. It helps one stay focussed on an exercise regime, weight loss program, or other efforts to improve one’s health. It encourages happiness and good fortune. Onyx figurines are very beautiful and bring these qualities into your surroundings. Known as the stone of inner strength.