Birthstone Month – July
The word ‘onyx’ is of Greek origin that means fingernail. The legend is that while Venus slept, Cupid clipped her fingernails and left the cuttings scattered on the ground around her. So the gods turned the nail clippings into the stone which later became known as onyx. Mystics and holistic healers believe that Onyx increases regeneration, intuition, instincts and happiness.