This green semi precious gemstone onyx (Chalcedony) would make the perfect stone for a low cost pendant with some nice accents around it. It is fashioned in an oval style cut and the stone is quite large. So you would need to take care that you pick the right sized setting for it.
Shape: Oval faceted
Treatment: All onyx is typically Chalcedony which is then dyed to the required colour.
Note The Very Facets That Create The Beautiful Sparkle In A Gemstone May Create Optical Illusion White Or Dark/Black Spots And Areas, Or Uneven Coloring When A Gemstone Is Photographed. Single Dimension Photographs Can Not Accurately Display The True Beauty And Life In A Gemstone. Gemstones Must Be Seen In Person To Be Appreciated.
Note: Be Sure To Select The Right Gemstone/Diamond By Millimeter Size Only. Selecting Your Gemstone/Diamond By Carat Weight Is Not Accurate.
Basics of Green Semi Precious Gemstone
Onyx is actually a misnomer and, in fact, the gemstone is actually white Chalcedony. However, it has been dyed to give it the distinctive green tone and hue. Green onyx is actually one of the few stones that we sell here which has been treated but we go out of our way to disclose this to potential buyers. The reason we stock onyx is because there is demand for it among consumers who are manufacturing their own handbags and like to add gemstones as a flourish. Additionally, there are plenty of people that also use them in startling pendants and necklaces due to the low cost of the stone.
What Family Does Onyx Come From?
Onyx is actually of the quartz family and sets the standard for hardness within that group. On the Moh’s scale, the gemstone comes in at an impressive 7 which means it is highly suitable for use in jewelry and other fashion items. Onyx has a hexagonal crystal structure and is primarily formed with silicon dioxide as its composition. It is easily identifiable with a refractometer, which is one of the ways we identify it before it gets to you, with an “Refractive Index” of 1.530 to 1.540. Onyx is typically, translucent and opaque with almost a waxy or vitreous luster. If you would like more information on how refractomers work why not checkout out: The Gemology Project
Ultimately, the green semi precious gemstone is used in a variety of fashion accessories. It is at a price point where it can be included in almost everything. Please note, we go out of our way to disclose the fact that the gemstone has been treated via dying. However, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us to discuss it.
Have you considering potentially matching a purchase of green semi precious gemstone with some beautiful blue Aquamarine?