Onyx is used for protection and also as a defense against negativity consciously directed towards you. Onyx is a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles of conflicts of all kinds, or while walking alone on a dark street late at night. In classical ceremonial magic, the image of the head of the god Mars or a figure of the hero Hercules was engraved on onyx and carried for courage. 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 labor would reduce the labor pain and bring on earlier delivery. 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.
— Available in brass and sterling silver
— Sizes 5 – 8
— Hand carved in wax in our Brooklyn, NY shop / studio
— Cast in a small family owned factory in NYC