Banded Honey Onyx - Rough

Price per: Gram
Sale price$0.10 CAD


Origin: Turkey

Description: Honey Onyx is a type of onyx stone that is characterized by its warm honey-colored translucence. It is a type of banded calcite that is formed from the slow precipitation of mineral-rich water in caves and other underground formations.

The unique honey-colored bands in Honey Onyx are created by the presence of iron oxide and other minerals that give the stone its distinctive look. The stone can range from a light honey color to a deep amber, with bands that may be either thin or thick, straight or curved.

Honey Onyx is a popular choice for decorative purposes because of its warm, inviting colors and unique banding patterns. It is often used in flooring, countertops, backsplashes, and other decorative applications. It is also a popular choice for decorative objects such as vases, lamps, and bowls.

One of the main advantages of Honey Onyx is its translucence. When backlit, the stone can appear to glow, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room. Additionally, because it is a natural stone, each piece of Honey Onyx is unique, with its own distinct banding patterns and color variations.

Honey Onyx is a relatively soft stone, with a Mohs hardness rating of 3. It is also porous and may be susceptible to staining or etching from acidic substances, so it is important to seal and maintain the stone properly to protect it from damage.

Overall, Honey Onyx is a beautiful and unique natural stone that can add warmth and character to any space.

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Grade: Lapidary Grade
Appearance: Opaque
Inclusions: No matrix, some cracks. Overall very workable.

Approximate Size of 1pc: 10cm x 9cm x 7cm
Approximate Weight of 1 pc: 800g

Rough is rough. We do our best to grade and describe pieces in the lot, but ultimately, they all differ.

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