|Release date||4 October 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||180,000 coins|
|Low Alch||120,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||3,320,624 coins (info)|
|Examine||This looks valuable.|
Onyx is a rare volcanic gem with a shiny black lustre which is used in the Crafting skill to make jewellery. As there are only a limited number of ways to obtain an onyx gem, it is by far the rarest gem in RuneScape.
An uncut onyx requires a Crafting level of 67 to cut, granting 167.5 Crafting experience when cut. Players may also use the Fletching skill to cut an onyx into onyx bolt tips by using a chisel on a cut onyx at level 73 Fletching. Cutting an onyx into bolt tips grants the player 9 experience in the Fletching skill and gives the player 24 onyx bolt tips. There are other, far cheaper and simpler ways to obtain onyx bolt tips, therefore this practice is not recommended due to the value of the gem.
The Personalised shops update on 2 September 2009 raised the price of an uncut onyx in the TzHaar shops ninefold, from 300,000 to 2,700,000 Tokkul. In addition to this, an update on 15 December 2009 made it impossible to obtain Tokkul by trading runes and other obsidian equipment to TzHaar shops. This significantly increased the rarity of Tokkul causing the gem to greatly increase in price. The update to the TzHaar city on 14 Feburary 2012 which added the new Fight Kiln allowed players to fight their way through 37 waves of monsters, similar to the fight caves. If the player is successful in defeating the boss, they have the choice of receiving either the TokHaar-Kal or an uncut onyx.
Players have a chance of finding an uncut onyx when using a gem-finding scrimshaw.
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Kingly impling N/A 1 Very rare
Onyx can be forged in a furnace with a gold bar and the appropriate mould to produce the following jewellery, which can then be enchanted to perform specific uses.
|Unenchanted||Enchanted||Level to Craft|
|Onyx ring||Ring of stone||67|
|Onyx necklace||Berserker necklace||82|
|Onyx bracelet||Regen Bracelet||84|
|Onyx amulet||Amulet of fury||90|
|Onyx ring||-762,177||Ring of stone||-2,920,725|
|Onyx necklace||460,212||Berserker necklace||-1,743,130|
|Onyx amulet***||1,491,831||Amulet of fury***||43,961|
|Onyx bracelet||-2,234,625||Regen Bracelet||-3,201,558|
Warning: Do NOT expect to make any profit from making jewellery from an onyx gem. The GE prices are deceptively high due to a lack of onyx items being purchased.
* Assumes all items are bought on the grand exchange.
** Assumes all items are bought on the grand exchange. Also assumes a fire staff is not used.
*** Includes the price of a ball of wool.
- In real life, the colour of onyx ranges from white to almost every colour, with shades of blue or purple.
- Visually, no gold can be seen on any onyx jewellery although they all require gold bars to be made.
- Following the return of free trade, the prices of the gem have significantly crashed.