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Onyx and Other Minerals

Onyx

Onyx is typically black or white or black with white flecks. It has a hardness of seven and has no cleavage. The mineral has a waxy luster and is translucent to opaque. The fracture is conchoidal with a white streak.

Onyx is usually found in various places of the world, mainly Brazil, also Uraguay, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Hawaii, and Madagascar ans is formed in the gas cavities of lava.


Onyx is usually used for hard-stone carving and jewelry. For which it is used for cobachon, shaping and polishing a gemstone, or it is made into beads. It can can also be used for intaglio or hard-stone engraved jems. Onyx was originally used in the Second Dynasty is Egypt to make bowls and pottery. You should buy this mineral and use it as jewelry. It looks amazing and it matches almost every outfit. The jewelry pictured above is a perfect example, it's absolutely stunning.

Ruby- Birthstone

Ruby is the red variety of the mineral Corundum and second hardest natural mineral, Ruby is the July birthstone and represents love, success, integrity, passion, and promise. They can be found all over but the best ones can be found in Thailand, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Kampuchea, Burma, North Carolina in the USA. The uses for rubies are lasers, jewelry, and mythical use. Rubies were used for the first lasers, in fact. They also look amazing in rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Also, it is said the rubies focus energy and can help you clear your head and shield the owner or wearer from negative thoughts or experiences.
A ruby has no cleavage and its fracture is uneven or conchoidal and is a 9.0 on Moh's Scale of Hardness. It is transparent with a vitreous luster and a white streak.