Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. Yellow onyx, according to traditional spiritualism, fosters achievement. It is a type of quartz crystal with a very fine crystalline structure. This gemstone is often used to make jewelry.
The Greeks used gem stones for making jewelry and beads. Centuries earlier, both the Sumerians and the Egyptians, who used the gem for decoration and religious ceremonies.
NOTE: Stone beads are naturally occurring minerals; hence the ingrained pattern and color of the individual beads will vary.
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CARRY IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE. Traditional Tasbih used for Dhikr after each Salat.
What is Tasbih?
In Islam, Tasbih signifies a form of dhikr (prayer) that involves the repetitive utterances of short sentences glorifying God. The same word is also used for Prayer Beads (Rosary) consisting of 99 or 33 beads.
Using Prayer Beads as a tool of meditation is as old as human history. A simple device it make it easier for believers to pray in a focused and consistent manner. Tasbih has profound physical, metaphysical and psychological effects on the practitioner.
During the Prophet's time, date stones, olive seeds and pebbles were used to make tasbih beads. In Ottoman times rock crystal beads with silver tassels became fashionable. Tasbih beads are also made from ebony, pearls, amber, coral, cornelian, jade, ivory, rhino horn, etc.