Throughout history, onyx has been thought to bring powers of protection, defensive magic, and has also been thought to reinforce the knowledge that there is no death, aiding in the understanding of the wheel of birth, death and rebirth. Contemporary authors say the onyx brings increased vigor, strength, stamina, and self control. It alleviates worry, tension, and nervousness and eliminates confusion and nightmares. It is used to provide glimpses of that which is ‘beyond’ and activates one’s memory of one’s roots and reality.
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.
This commanding ring boasts a large oval onyx stone set in 12 karat gold Vermeil with repousse work on the shoulders. Originally intended as a man's ring, possibly for mourning, it is considered Unisex today, and lends itself well to a legion of styles and colors to complement your wardrobe. This ring will always be a classic!
Size (can be resized): 9.5-10
Dimensions: Ring top is 22mm at widest point.
Weight: 14.8 grams
Materials: Gold, Onyx
Metal: 12K Vermeil gold over silver
Condition: Excellent antique condition