Gemstones | Onyx
The gemstone that is touched by the goddess Venus
The myth of the origin of onyx says that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure. The parings of her nails then fell into the waters of the sacred river. Since the nails were of heavenly origin, they sank to the river bottom and were metamorphosed into onyx.
Indians and Persians believed that wearing onyx protected them from the evil eye, and that placing onyx on the stomach of a pregnant woman in labour would reduce the labour pain and bring on earlier delivery.
Onyx is not only used for protection, but also as defence against negativity consciously directed towards you.
Black Onyx is the anniversary gemstone for the 10th year of marriage.