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Onyx is a semi-precious variety of silica minerals, made up of quartz and moganite. It is formed mainly in the gassy cavities of lava, in which some the primary sources come from Brazil, India, Hawaii, Madagascar, Indonesia, Yemen, Uruguay, Germany and parts of the United States. It has sparkly translucence that is unmatched by any other stone. It looks like a gemstone, with wavy bands of amber, ivory, and white fused together in a single, ﬂuid pattern. When backlit, onyx radiates a soft, ethereal light. Onyx exudes a royal and striking appearance.
Onyx continues to charm designers and homeowners alike, being widely used in building projects for feature walls, countertops, surfaces, and even ﬂooring.
Particularly for countertops, Onyx requires special care to retain their beauty. Onyx should be sealed upon installation and re-sealed at regular intervals, and should be polished occasionally. If spills occur, the stone should be cleaned immediately. With proper care, the beauty of the onyx will last for years.