What is onyx?

  • (noun): A chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos.

Onyx

Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.

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Black Onyx - Historical Usage
... Some onyx is natural but much of the material in commerce is produced by the staining of agate ... Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items ... Onyx is also mentioned in the Bible at various points, such as in Genesis 212 "and the gold of that land is good there is bdellium and the onyx stone", and such as the priests' garments and ...
SGI Origin 3000 And Onyx 3000 - Onyx 3000 - Models
... Memory Graphics # of pipes Chassis Introduced Discontinued Onyx 4 ... to 512 ... MB to 16 GB InfiniteReality 1 or 1 ... tall rack 31 January 31 ... March 2004 Onyx 3200 4 ...
SGI Origin 3000 And Onyx 3000
... The Origin 3000 and the Onyx 3000 is a family of mid-range and high-end computers developed and manufactured by SGI ... The Origin 3000 is a server, while the Onyx 3000 is a visualization system ... a different hardware implementation are known as the Origin 300 and Onyx 300 ...
Onyx - Historical Usage
... Some onyx is natural but much of the material in commerce is produced by the staining of agate ... Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items ... Onyx is also mentioned in the Bible at various points, such as in Genesis 212 "and the gold of that land is good there is bdellium and the onyx stone", and ...