Onyx Stone

Onyx Stone, or “Onyx Marble,” is a metamorphic stone composed of limestone metamorphism, and its main mineral is the most stable form of calcium carbonate. This mineral has large and distinct crystals, and Its most prominent feature is the passage of light through it due to its high purity and transparency (unlike marble stone). For this reason, the price of this stone is higher than other stones, and they also have a very high beauty, shine, and transparency.

The name “onyx” is derived from the Greek “ὄνυξ” meaning “claw” or “nail; so-called because the mineral’s color sometimes resembles that of a human fingernail, pink with white streaks.

In ancient Egypt, onyx was top-rated because of its transparency. For example, onyx was made for miniature perfumes, healing oils bottles (called Alabaster), and sacred Greek sculptures.

Onyx Marble Application

Onyx Marble is one of the best and most expensive building stones and decorative stones globally, which is available in various natural colors and designs in the mines of Iran. This stone is generally used as wall cladding, floor cladding, and also stairs in the interior of the building. This stone can also be used to make stone sculptures, fountains, etc. In Iran, the “Onyx Marble” slab has been used severally in the tombs of famous Imams.

onyx calcite

Onyx Marble as a Decorative Stone

Onyx Marble is also produced as decorative stones, which you can see in the category of stacked stones. One of the most apparent features of antique stone production is its low price because its dimensions are small.

Onyx Marble as Decorative Artifacts

This stone is used in making some decorative stone artifacts due to its beautiful design, colors, transparent crystals with light transmission, and high polishability.

Coffee Table

Using this stone in front of the sofa creates a beautiful effect in decoration.

Lampshade / Night-Light

Lampshades made with onyx marble with the property of light transmission from the texture and veins create a stunning effect of the night light.

Other Artifacts

Also, all other artifacts, including vases, sculptures, fountains, washbasins, etc., can be made with onyx marble.

Onyx Marble as Tombstones

One of the common uses of this beautiful stone is the tombstone. This stone can be a good option with its positive energy, beauty, and high resistance to different weather conditions. Onyx Marble with different colors is used for tombstones. Common colors for this application are white, cream, green, blue, pink, and red.

Orang Onyx

Orange onyx is one of the world’s most beautiful and unique stones. Its remarkable appearance with the ability of light cross from its contexture made this stone special and kind of like luxury material. Using this onyx type as book-matched wall cladding makes it more and more beautiful and will make everyone to be stared at it. It can be used as wall cladding in luxury halls, lobby, counter in hotels and bars, etc.

Fire Onyx

Fire agate stone is also one of the most beautiful and unique stones in the world, whose color theme is yellow and gray. Its excellent appearance and ability to cross the light from its texture have made this stone special. It can be used as wall cladding in luxury halls, lobbies, restaurants, counters in hotels and bars, entrance frames of elevators, TV rooms, etc.

Pink Onyx Marble

Pink onyx marble is considered one of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious stones. This stone with a pink theme and sometimes black streaks are used for various purposes such as cabinet tops, stone artifacts, stone washbasin, and interior design. Pink onyx marble is rare due to limited extraction and unique color; Hence the price is very high. It is often processed in the form of slabs and book-match, and four-match frames. Currently, pink onyx marble is produced as slabs because the processing will be more cost-effective due to the increased price of raw blocks and other production costs.
Onyx marble stones have high polishability and can pass light through them.
The origin of pink marble is in Iran. One of the main pink onyx marble quarries is the Naqdeh quarry in West Azarbaijan province.

pink onyx slab

Blue Onyx Marble

Blue onyx marble is one of the most unique and special stones ever found in nature. This stone can be found in Urmia, Qorveh, Sanandaj, and Fars province in Iran. Still, it is very rare and has a high potential in stone export.

The blue onyx marble is usually processed as Book-Match and Four-Match slabs. This stone has a very high polishability. Like all onyx marbles, it passes light and causes light to return to the environment and increase brightness. Also, the low water absorption of blue marble has made it possible to use it in wet environments such as toilets and bathrooms.

In addition to the mentioned cases, blue marble is used in making stone decorations, kitchen counters, interior decoration, and lobby walls of hotels and luxury buildings.

Onyx as artifacts

As told before, onyx is also used to make products like sculptures, fountains, washbasins, flower-pot, etc., in the bottom gallery; you can see some of them.

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The gallery below shows the types of Onyx slabs of Iran’s quarry, including Kerman, Azerbaijan, etc. Order if you wish.
These Onyx slabs are export slabs cut and processed with very high quality. You can see and enjoy these slabs’ unique designs and colors in the gallery.

Other Onyx

In the gallery below, you can see some, not Iranian Onyx Marble. These stones are offered in low volume and at higher prices than domestic marble stones imported. Also, as you can see in the gallery, its designs are different from interior Onyx.

Onyx Care And Maintenance

Remember that marble has more pores than granite, so more care and maintenance are needed. Because these stones are calcium-based, which means they have a softer surface and react with acidic detergents. Also, onyx is a porous natural stone; therefore, it will quickly absorb liquids. Onyx stones should be sealed twice a year.
So to clean onyx stones, you should look for products with a neutral pH level. Be careful not to use detergent directly on the onyx marble

The price influencing factors

there are some factors that are related to the price of the onyx stone. some of them are listed below:

Color and texture

onyx stone is the most unique and beautiful building stone. according to this fact, the more unique texture the more price it would be. it depends on the appearance of the stone. and when it is supposed to have a book-matched design, the veins and texture would play a more important role.

The processing of onyx

the more quality of the process, the more expensive. like the precise cutting, the quality of polish on surfaces, having or not having the backside net and etc.

The size of onyx

the more width and height of one piece, the more expensive it is. so naturally the slab sizes of onyx stones own the more price

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