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Onyx
Onyx
Release date 4 October 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 180,000 coins
Low Alch 120,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,061,323 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine This looks valuable.
Weight 0 kg
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Onyx detail

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 the second-rarest gem in RuneScape behind the hydrix, which requires an onyx to complete.

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.

A cut onyx can be combined with an incomplete hydrix from the Soul Reaper activity to make an uncut hydrix, which is required for hydrix jewellery. Enchanted hydrix jewellery may also be repaired with a cut onyx, recharging the jewellery by 50% and consuming the cut onyx in the process.

ObtainingEdit

Uncut onyx can be purchased from TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store in TzHaar City. 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.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Kingly impling N/A 1 Very rare

Onyx jewelleryEdit

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.

Onyx jewellery
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 jewellery
Unenchanted Profit/loss* Enchanted Profit/loss**
Onyx ring Coins 1000 -6,978 Ring of stone Coins 1000 -623,624
Onyx necklace Coins 1000 856,109 Berserker necklace Coins 1000 -415,030
Onyx amulet*** Coins 1000 1,065,661 Amulet of fury*** Coins 1000 -19,594
Onyx bracelet Coins 1000 59,002 Regen Bracelet Coins 1000 -942,164

Notes:

* 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.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

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