Black Onyx Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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Black Onyx Value

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Black Onyx Information

NameBlack Onyx
Is a Variety ofChalcedony
Crystallography Hexagonal, microcrystaline.
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Colors Black, white (banded)
Luster Waxy.
Polish Luster Vitreous.
Fracture Conchoidal
Hardness 7
Specific Gravity 2.651
Birefringence 0.009
Cleavage None
Dispersion None.
Heat SensitivityNo
Wearability Excellent
Enhancements Dying, common
Special Care InstructionsNone
Transparency Opaque.
Pleochroism None.
Optics Uniaxial (+).

Onyx is banded chalcedony that is found in many different colors including commonly black and white.


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