Gold-plated double barred tie clip set with oval black Onyx gemstone cabochon. Width 2" (51mm) across.
There is an ancient Greek myth behind the origin of the word 'Onyx'. The legend says that Eros (Cupid) clipped the goddess Aphrodite's fingernails while she was sleeping and scattered them on the beaches of the Earth. Seeing what had happened, the Fates turned the fingernails to stone or 'onux' - the Greek word for fingernails.