Onyx Stone Meaning & Uses

History

The term onyx is said to have been generated from the Greek word onux, which means fingernail or claw. The most well-known Greek mythical legend goes that one day, Cupid/Amor, the god of love, used one of his arrows to cut the fingernails of his mother Venus. As her nails fell from Mount Olympus into the sacred Indus river, they metamorphosed into Onyx as they were believed to be divine. In ancient Greek, onyx means the nail of a claw or finger.

In ancient Indian and Persian tales Onyx is referred to as a protector from evil. The Indian gemologists describe onyx as a protector for harmonious relationships. The stones’ close union and yet strong contrast between the layers of black and white are considered symbolizing for the love between two people.

Maharaja

Even in astrological terms; it was believed Onyx to give power and courage and assigned onyx to the star signs of Leo and Capricorn, which were known as the most ambitious signs according to the Zodiac at that time.

 

The Benefits of Wearing an Onyx Stone

  • Since ancient times Onyx is believed to absorb negative energy. The more negativity it absorbs  the darker the crystal gets.
  • This is a powerful protection stone. In times of stress it aids in the development of physical strength and stamina.
  • Assisting in keeping your own counsel, Onyx holds memories of what happens to the wearer and can be used for psychometry.

onyx stone cut

 

All of our products are designed and developed in house, from the initial sketch to prototype. Cutting stones to reveal the inner, layered beauty which takes millions of years to form, requires high precision and meticulous skills from our craftsmen in India. Each cut results in a unique stone face. Our close collaborations are built on experience and expertise in different areas alongside a shared passion for detail.

Jewelry Designs

 

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