Sardonyx is a mixture of Onyx and Carnelian: and comes in swirls (sometimes bands) of colors: black, purple, gray, yellow, blue, brown, white, red/orange, and green. Sardonyx is a great stone with a raw-like connection to earth; it helps you feel grounded and strong inside. Somehow connects you to your inner fire, confident expression, dynamic personality, going forward with enthusiasm as it brings out your gifts and strength of character. However there are elements of calmness and self-control that are combined with this energy and vigor. It can help people to recuperate from illness or after doing long, exhausting work. Also a great stone to support activities of athletes. Some people use sardonyx as a protection grid – placing it at each corner of the house, at doors and windows to prevent crime and misfortune. The white onyx within the stone will help you to make contact with the spiritual realms… and because they are strong grounding stones they will help support, hold and protect you in your spiritual work. Sardonyx is also a stone that reflects love, passion and joyful personality. It is a great stone to have if you are trying to ‘come out of your shell’ and becoming an open individual. Also brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. Known as the stone of raw energy & vigor and opening up to your authentic self.