Rock Around the World ~ Mexican Onyx

Welcome to our new Series, ROCK AROUND THE WORLD!  Just for fun, we will highlight a few of our favorite stones from a part of the world.

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10 photos, a blurb or two, links to more.

Short. Simple. Awesome.  RIGHT!?!

{Yeah, we think so too}

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onice-fantastico

canyon

Velluto ~ Red Onyx ~ Canyon

Magdaline

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Mexico

Mexican Onyx is a name given to a fine-grained variety of calcite formed in caves and waterfalls. The material forms in a number of different colors and is sometimes dyed. Since calcite is dissolved with hydrochloric acid, pieces are often given their final polish by immersing them in acid. ~ The Crystal Cache

 

verde

green

baja

fantastico

Verde ~ Green ~ Baja ~ Fantastico

Insider Tip: Since onyx is soft and calcium-based, be very aware of all acids. Both cleaning and natural.  Be sure your onyx is properly sealed as well. This will assist in maintaining the longevity of your material.

Pina

dragon

Pina ~ Dragon

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 This isn’t enough beauty? Check out our Facebook Page for weekly picks and our Pinterest Board for all of these and bonus photos!

{Basically, we want to spoil you.}

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 *Photo Credit: stone contact, payanini, alibaba

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