Onyx is a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz in which the forming bands are parallel and regular. Its appearance is most striking when the bands are of a sharply contrasting color. Onyx, along with alabaster and lapis lazuli is considered a semi-precious stone. In ancient times it was used for the creation of jewelry, vases and other ornaments. In contemporary décor Onyx is gaining popularity as an interior design material for properties in the top end of the residential and commercial market. Onyx is quite rare, compared to other natural stones, which is partly responsible for the relatively high prices it commands. This exotic natural stone is about luxury and glamor. The transmitter of light. An exquisite and unique stone which is expensive. It is a form of marble which is millions of years old. It's been used for centuries to adorn places of worship and ward off evil spirits. Some say it provides comfort, relieves stress, and calms the heart. The translucent beauty of this stone is a real head turner. Onyx marble is often found in limestone caves. Water dissolves the existing limestone and redeposits it. It is quartz crystals fused together into translucent layers of stone. This stone is also used as a mineral gem. Onyx is a calcareous stone and prone to etching and staining from acids such as ketchup, lemons, alcohol, and household cleaners. Great care is needed to maintain the natural beauty of this stone. More about onyx..
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