July Birthstone: Onyx

To all Divas born in July: onyx gems are a beautiful alternative to the ruby as the birthstone for July.

Onyx used to be July’s gemstone in Jewish culture, Rome, Italy and Spain. From the 15th to the 20th century, Europe in general honored onyx as the birthstone of July. Onyx held its position until 1912, when the (American) National Association of Jewelers (now called “Jewelers of America”) met in Kansas and officially adopted a list in an effort to standardize birthstones. Onyx was then replaced by ruby as the July birthstone. 

Onyx is a great gemstone. It gives strength, banishes sorrow, enhances dignity, and skills to make wise decisions. Onyx is also believed to encourage happiness and good luck. 

At DelBrenna, we love black onyx for its elegance and timelessness, and we feature it in different designs, in every one of our signature finishes. Perfect if you are born in July and want an alternative to Ruby, or if you love dark hued jewelry no matter your birthday month!



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