Stone: Onyx, Howlite
Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Stretch cord, Silver tag
Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Onyx is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Onyx is reffered to as a grounding stone in the metaphysical world. Onyx is thought to increase vigor, strength, stamina and self-control, as well as eliminate confusion and alleviate nightmares.
Howlite, a calcium borosilicate hydroxide, is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Crystals of howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Howlite is associated with independence and taking control of one’s own life and is thought to increases receptivity.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
This item is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase.