Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, was resting by the Indus River when her son, Cupid, came along and used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give his mother a manicure while she slept. With the nail clippings in his hands, he joyfully flew up into the sky, but with all of his happiness and excitement, he accidentally dropped the clippings and they fell into the river. As nothing of heavenly origin could die, the nail clippings were turned into onyx. The name “onyx” comes from the Greek meaning “fingernail or claw”.
Onyx Jewellery at Big Skies Jewellery
At Big Skies Jewellery I love onyx and work with it all the time. Shown below are some examples of my exclusive designs, available in the Big Skies Jewellery store on Etsy, which incorporate this lovely and versatile gemstone.
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