- Building Stone
What is the main difference between onyx and marble? This is the most important matter that you should be aware of.
In simple words, as you can see in the image, onyx is created from bright crystals that can pass light through itself. So unlike marble, if you turn on your mobile phone flashlight on one side of the stone, you can see the spotlight on the other side.
So onyx is semitransparent, and marble is not. And whereas marble stone is extracted from the upper layers of the earth’s surface, onyx is extracted in much deeper layers and gains value according to their characteristics.
The main categorization of onyx is based on its color or characteristic, which we will discuss below.
Orange onyx is one of the world’s most beautiful and unique stones. Its remarkable appearance with the ability of light cross from its context made this stone special and like a 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.
The approximate price of Orange Onyx is between $155 and $210 per square meter
The fire characteristic of onyx 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 a wall cladding slab in luxury halls, lobbies, restaurants, counters in hotels and bars, entrance frames of elevators, TV rooms, etc.
The approximate price of Fire Onyx is between $187 and $247 per square meter
Pink onyx stone is considered one of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious stones. This stone, with a pink theme and sometimes black streaks, is used for various purposes, such as cabinet tops, stone artifacts, stone washbasins, and interior design. Pink onyx stone 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 stone 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 stones have high polishability and can pass light through them.
The origin of pink onyx is in Iran. One of the main pink onyx quarries is the Naqdeh quarry in West Azerbaijan province.
The approximate price of pink Onyx is between $182 and $335 per square meter
Blue onyx stone is one of the most unique and special stones ever found in nature. This stone can be found in Iran’s Urmia, Qorveh, Sanandaj, and Fars provinces. Still, it is thin on the ground and has a high potential in stone export.
The blue onyx stone is usually processed as Book-Match and Four-Match slabs. This stone has a very high polishability. Like all onyx stones, it passes light and causes light to return to the environment and increase brightness. Also, the low water absorption of blue onyx has made it possible to use it in wet environments such as toilets and bathrooms.
In addition to the mentioned cases, blue onyx is used in making stone decorations, kitchen counters, interior decorations, and lobby walls of hotels and luxury buildings.
The approximate price of blue onyx is between $215 and $335 per square meter
Green onyx is one of the most popular and customer’s favorite types of onyx stone. As you can see in the image, although green onyx has other colors, including brown and cream as streaks, the dominant color is green.
The approximate price of pink Onyx is between $136 and $258 per square meter
Onyx stone is one of the best and most expensive building stones and decorative stones, available in various natural textures And characteristics in the quarries 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 sculptures, fountains, tombstones, flower-pot, washbasins, etc.
Onyx Stone 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.
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.
Lampshades made with onyx stone with the property of light transmission from the texture and veins create a stunning effect of night light.
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 weather conditions. Onyx Stone with different colors is used for tombstones. Common colors for this application are white, cream, green, blue, pink, and red.
The approximate price of Onyx tombstone is between $380and $540
The gallery below shows the types of Onyx slabs from 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.
You can see some onyx slabs in the gallery below, not Iranian Onyx Stones. 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 differ from interior Onyx.
Because onyx stones are calcium-based, 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 stone.
Some factors are related to the price of the onyx stone. Some of them are listed below:
Onyx stone is the most unique and beautiful building stone. According to this fact, the more unique the texture, the higher the price. 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 critical role.
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, etc.
The greater the width and height of a piece, the higher its price. So naturally, onyx slab sizes are more expensive.
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 oil bottles (called Alabaster), and sacred Greek sculptures.
What is the onyx stone? Onyx Stone, or “Onyx Stone” 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.
Onyx Stone, or “Onyx Stone,” 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 stone stone).
onyx is created from bright crystals that can pass light through itself. So unlike marble, if you turn on your mobile phone flashlight on one side of the stone, you can see the spotlight on the other side.
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 sculptures, fountains, tombstones, flower-pot, washbasins, etc.
Color and texture
The processing of onyx
The size of onyx