Orange onyx-polished is a kind of natural orange onyx. It was used widely in the past as bases and handles for gold items, as well as for stone inlay work. Orange onyx-polished is found in abundance in Brazil, California, India, and Uruguay. The myth of the origin of onyx says that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure. The parings of her nails then fell into the waters of the sacred river. Since the nails were of heavenly origin, they sank to the river bottom and were metamorphosed into onyx.