Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word onux, which means fingernail. The legend is that one day Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. He left the clippings scattered on the sand and the Fates turned them into stone so that no part of the heavenly body would ever perish. Carved by hand this the medium size link of stainless steel base makes a perfect support for the dark black Onyx birthstone. It matches all 9 mm Italian charms. Give it as a present to the February- person you really know match it with his zodiac sign with our Leo Zodiac Italian Charm or Laser Leo Italian charms. Onyx protects a Leo wearer from loneliness and unhappiness.