Onyx Bead Necklace by Carla B

Onyx Bead Necklace by Carla B

$115.00

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3.5 MM faceted onyx beaded necklace with sterling silver lobster clasp-18″ long Made in the USA. Made by Carla B.

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3.5 MM faceted onyx beaded necklace with sterling silver lobster clasp-18″ long Made in the USA. Made by Carla B.

Onyx, a member of the chalcedony family, takes its name from the Greek word “onux,” meaning “fingernail.” According to Roman mythology, Cupid clipped the fingernails of the goddess Venus while she slept. To immortalize every part of her body, the fates transformed the clippings to stone.

In ancient times, nearly all colors of chalcedony, from white to black, were referred to as onyx. In more recent history, the Romans narrowed the term to refer exclusively to black and dark brown hues