|Release date||4 October 2005 (Update)|
|High Alch||1,080,000 coins|
|Low Alch||720,000 coins|
|Store price|| 2,700,000 Tokkul|
|Exchange price||3,205,026 coins (info)|
|Examine||An uncut onyx.|
An uncut onyx is the rarest gem on RuneScape, with a shiny black lustre. It is used in the Crafting skill to make jewellery. It is only available from buying from the ore and gem store in the TzHaar Province, as a reward from the Fight Kiln minigame, as a very rare reward from Squeal of Fortune, from the Queen Black Dragon's Dragonkin Coffer, getting one as an extremely rare loot reward from a Kingly Impling, or by trading with other players.
An uncut onyx requires a Crafting level of 67 to cut into a cut onyx, granting 167.5 Crafting experience.
Also, onyx is the only gem that will bring profit to the player if the player buys uncut onyx first, then cuts the onyx and sells it, making it be good for power levellers who are beyond 67 Crafting, but it is not recommended due to the relatively low availability of uncut onyx.
|Unenchanted||Enchanted||Level to Craft|
|Onyx ring||Ring of stone||67|
|Onyx necklace||Berserker necklace||82|
|Onyx bracelet||Bracelet of regeneration||84|
|Onyx amulet||Amulet of fury||90|
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Kingly impling N/A 1 Very rare Squeal of Fortune N/A 1 Very rare
For some time after the release of uncut onyx gems, it was possible to sell certain items, namely runes and some obsidian equipment, to the Ore & Gem Shop in exchange for tokkul; the gems themselves cost 300,000 tokkul. The price of an uncut onyx was therefore tied to the prices of items used to obtain it, such as chaos runes and death runes (of which it took 33,333 and 16,666, respectively, to earn the required tokkul for an uncut onyx). Uncut onyx gems cost a few million coins each during this time, accounting for price fluctuations. This amount decreased over time as tokkul became easier to obtain, as well as with the release of Karamja gloves, which decreased the price of an uncut onyx to 270,000 tokkul.
The Personalised Shops update on 2 September 2009 resulted in sweeping changes to tokkul. Before the update, a fire rune worth 9 coins would sell to the store for 1 tokkul. The update removed the price floor on fire runes, allowing them to decrease in price to 5-8 coins each; in addition, the price the TzHaar rune shop would pay for fire runes was raised to 5 tokkul each. These changes would have resulted in a massive devaluation of tokkul and a crash in the price of uncut onyx gems. To try to compensate for the devaluing of the tokkul currency, Jagex raised the price of an uncut onyx in the TzHaar shops more than tenfold to 2,700,000 tokkul. However, many players found that the onyx was more difficult to obtain than before. Selling obsidian weapons or armour was no longer cost-effective in obtaining tokkul, leaving fire runes as the primary method to obtain an onyx. It took about 3 hours to sell the 540,000 fire runes needed to obtain an onyx gem post-update, and these runes cost 3,780,000 coins at 8 coins per fire rune.
On 15 December 2009, an update made it no longer possible to sell items to TzHaar shops. Currently it is only possible to obtain tokkul through killing TzHaar or participating in the TzHaar Fight Pits or TzHaar Fight Cave. This has decreased the supply of onyx gems in the game and caused a large, gradual increase in their price, as well as a significant climb in the price of the amulet of fury, the most popular piece of onyx jewellery.
On 14 February 2012, the fight kiln was released, which offers an uncut onyx as a choice of reward when completed. This resulted in a crash of the price of amulets of fury, which is what uncut onyx is usually used to make.
- When the TzHaar area was first released, the store price for an uncut onyx was 300,000 Tokkul.
- Onyx jewellery looks significantly different from jewellery made from other gems.
- The Corporeal Beast once dropped the uncut onyx, but this was later removed from its drop table and replaced with the Regen bracelet.
- Up until early 2009, a glitch sometimes occurred when a player tried to cut an uncut onyx. Instead of receiving a cut onyx, the player received either two, three, or four cut onyx. This glitch was later patched, and now a player only receives one cut onyx for every uncut onyx they cut.
- Following the return of free trade, the price of uncut onyx crashed, as a result of heavy botting of TzHaar creatures and the fight pits. The price has been steadily rising since the bot nuke.