Hello July! Summertime is in full swing and a new month has arrived. We dove into the world of the ruby last year, and now we are going to put a spotlight on the onyx – specifically black onyx. The mysterious looking stone holds an array of powerful properties that will do you a whole lotta good. Let’s see what this unique gemstone is all about!
Onyx derives from the Greek word for “claw” or “fingernail” because the marble-like white and yellow veins seen on the stone resemble the colors of a fingernail. Sounds bizarre, but you’ll understand why shortly 🙂
The onyx has quite the interesting origin story. As the myth goes, the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. While she was asleep, Cupid used the point of one of his arrows to give her a manicure. The pairings of her nails then fell into the river. Since the nails were of heavenly origin, they sank to the bottom of the river and turned into onyx.
Sure we’re familiar with onyx in jewelry pieces but back in the day, it had other uses! The Greeks and Romans used onyx to carve various figures of heroes and Gods to make seals and stamps, stone tiles and inlays, as well as bases and handles for goldwork. Talk about a versatile gem! While we’re on the subject of time periods and if you’re a fan of art deco ring designs, our Willis & Petunia wedding set has your name written all over it. Its overall look is sure to satisfy your vintage ring needs.
Onyx & Astrology
Being the official birthstone for all the Leo’s and Capricorn’s out there, the onyx is said to help you master your destiny! You will understand your potential and see that the sky’s the limit. Nothing’s going to stop you from achieving greatness Rosettes!
Stressed out? Wearing a piece of onyx jewelry will center your energy and help alleviate the physical and mental stress that you’ve been feeling. Unwanted thoughts, distractions, and memories will be a thing of the past and you will be able to live your best life worry-free! Can you imagine how great that will feel?!
Feelings of self-doubt will be no more when you have onyx in your possession! Your confidence will be strengthened like never before and your soul will shine. Other people’s opinions and societal expectations will not even phase you and you will be able to freely be the awesome person that you are! With an onyx ring such as our Blue Skye, you can stack it with other gemstone rings to boost healing powers.
Nothing is impossible with an onyx! If you find yourself in a battle of conflict, this gem will help protect you. When you’re stuck in a pickle, the stone will help resolve the issue. The onyx is here to support you no matter what!
Last but not least, onyx will help you make wise decisions. The stone can confidently help guide you in the right direction and allow you to see why making the right choice was beneficial for you in the end.
What L&P Offers
Here at L&P, we have numerous onyx rings, necklaces, and earrings that may catch your eye. If you have something else in mind, we’re here to help! Our custom design process will allow us to create your own one of a kind piece that you can rock for years to come. Contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation, we’d love to hear from you!
Onyx’s are so unique right?! We hope you enjoyed our post on this interesting gem. As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all things Love & Promise. Have a great birthday month July Rosettes!1