Pink Onyx Education

Pink Onyx Education

Pink Onyx Education: Basics

Pink Onyxes are the variety of parallel banded silicate mineral chalcedony. This alternate birthstone of December gets its name from the Greek word of the same spelling which means “fingernail.” Pink onyx is widely popular because of its shades of Pink appropriate for crafting jewelry. Even before Onyxes were used in jewelry, they were used by Egyptians to make bowls and other pottery items.

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Why We Love Pink Onyx


Unique Bands

Pink onyxes are characterized by the presence of parallel white bands which makes each piece unique and different in certain ways.


Multiple Color

Onyxes are found in nature with different band colors for you to pick the right one that fits perfect to your personality.


Metaphysical Benefits

Pink Onyx is thought to bring clarity between information, knowledge and wisdom. It is also believed to balance emotions of the wearer.


Quality Factors



Onyxes are either slightly translucent or fully opaque. However, for a pink onyx, it is necessary to choose one with transparent light hues of pink.



Generally, Pink onyx is free from any inclusions and the most desirable piece should have a well-polished surface with eye-clean transparency.



Onyxes can be cut into all the standard shapes available. The presence of attractive bands of color encourages the cutters to carve them into cameos and glossy cabochons.



Pink onyx can be cut into sizes of different carat weights depending on size of the rough found in nature generally the primary driver of the price.



How is an Pink Onyx formed?
  • The formation of Pink Onyx takes place by the deposition of silica in gas cavities in lava, the result of which is the distinctive bands or stripes observed in the gemstone.
  •  The formation gives rise to different shades such as Pink, orange and brown.
What is difference between lab grown and natural Pink Onyxes?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Pink onyxes.
  • One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
Where do Pink Onyxes come from?

Onyx are found at scattered locations all over the world such as Uruguay, bordering regions of Brazil, Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Peru and the US. Also, California and Mexico remained a major source for onyxes.

How to take care of Pink Onyx Ring?

Pink Onyx Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.

 While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Pink Onyx. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Pink Onyx certification?

The most common Pink Onyx Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an Pink Onyx in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Pink Onyx cost?

One carat of Pink Onyx can fetch average price per carat falling in the range from $1 to $500.


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