The Onyx

The Onyx* is an exquisite material known for its beauty and high value in the stone industry.

What are the available colors of Onyx?

The Onyx is a soft, delicate stone with alternating waves of colors running throughout its surface.

These colors vary from pearl white to golden honey, earthy brown, and spring mint.

It is a translucent stone often used in decorative applications. Hence, it is mostly inside hotel lobbies, on bar tops, and as wall accents because of its unique and fascinating beauty.

How Durable is Onyx?

The Onyx is not as hard as granite or quartz. It breaks up or chips off easily.

Therefore, it works for decorative applications only, never for heavy-duty functions.

Moreover, you must keep it away from liquids because it is incredibly porous. Exposure to acids, like wine or juice, will result in etching.

Design accents that require the use of Onyx call for a professional expert to do the job. It is essential to keep in mind that placing it at the suitable locations will help preserve its beauty for a lifetime.

How Much is an Onyx in the Philippines?

The Onyx is an expensive material. It’s usually around Php 10,000 per sqm. to Php 15,000 per sqm.

Therefore, it requires careful consideration before putting one in your home or office.

If you are comfortable with (1.) the price, (2.) the required maintenance, and, more importantly, if you like (3.) its appearance, Onyx will definitely add a significant value to your home or business establishment.


*The term “Onyx” used in this article refers to the gemstone form of Calcite (Calcium Carbonate) and not to the genuine onyx.

Genuine onyx is a form of quartz. And much like granite, it is very hard and durable. It is a semi-precious stone primarily used in making jewelry.

Looking for an onyx slab for your bar counter or wall accent? Visit our showroom in EDSA Balintawak, Quezon City, and get a free quote today. See you there!