The legend of onyx begins with the Greek God, Eros, clipping his fingernails and letting them fall to the ground. The nail clippings were turned into onyx by other gods since nothing on the heavenly body can die. This stone has a smooth, waxy luster and is often dyed green. They look attractive in necklaces, bracelets and pendants. Onyx, no matter what color the stone is dyed, is known to possess different characteristics and properties that make it unique.