What is Onyx? Onyx is a form of chalcedony (Quartz with microcrystals.)
What color is Onyx? Onyx is usally known as “Black Onyx” for jewelry, but Onyx in other colors, such as browns, whites and reds, is often used for carvings. These lighter colored Onyx varieties often have bands of color. Lighter Onyx is often dyed to create Black Onyx.
Where does Onyx come from? Onyx comes from many locations including Brazil, the United States and India.
What are the metaphysical properties of Onyx? Onyx is said to help change a person’s bad habits while improving intuition. It is the gift for the 7th wedding anniversary.
How do I clean and care for Onyx? Because black Onyx is often enhanced, it is important to avoid ultrasonic cleaners, chemicals and water. Use a lint free polishing cloth to clean Onyx. As with all jewelry, take care not to strike it against a hard surface.