Onyx elephant tealight holder, marble tea light holder.
Onyx, derived from Greek mythology meaning, fingernail or claw, is considered a strength giving the stone, which also provides protection for the wearer. It is known to calm anxiety and allow the healing of past injuries and all physical traumas affecting present life.
Onyx is believed to increase intuition and instinct, which is why it is such a useful stone for meditation. Onyx is believed to absorb negative energy and improve physical and mental endurance.
Wearing a piece of this stone is meant to settle disagreements and get rid of negative energy. In some parts of the world, it is rubbed between the two fingers to dispel feelings of strong emotions and worries.
It is a stone for Zodiac Leo and month of August.
Onyxes occur in bands of different colors, but white and black layers are considered the most common. Stones with a black base and white top color are considered "true" or "Arabic Eryx"