While not strictly being a Virtue as such, I felt when developing affirmation and motivational jewellery, that it deserved inclusion and representation. Strength of resolve, Strength of perseverance and determination,Strength of purpose,
Strength to withstand pressure , Strength to stay positive and committed to your chosen path, Strength of any challenge virtue that you are working to strengthen.
Black Onyx : Inner Strength, Focussed attention, Willpower, Self discipline, & reason.
" Onyx is a stone of inner strength. It enhances ones endurance and persistence, enabling one to carry even difficult and dreary tasks through to completion. " Robert Simmons
" Black Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony coloured through the presence of Iron and Manganese. All black crystals have the ability to absorb low vibrational energies that cause unwanted or negative influences in your life, disrupting your inner balance. However, each crystal is best used for different dangers based on its make up and structure. Onyx flourishes in urban settings, helping to counteract the impact of pollution, noise and too many people. Those living in big cities can use Onyx every day to tackle the demands of dealing with the masses. This crystal works silently yet powerfully, also offering protection from dangers you are not aware of, from betrayal to toxin build up. In fact, Onyx doesn’t just help us stay safe around people, it allows us to flourish by giving us the ability to tune into all around us when needed. Onyx allows you to perceive the connectedness between all things and understand that our actions affect everything."