Onyx Vase W1
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A beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-carved Onyx vase, made out of a single natural stone.
It can be used as a decorative vase, or as an ordinary vase filled with water and flowers.
Width: 12” / 30.5cm
Height: 34” / 86.5cm
Onyx is the parallel-banded variety of chalcedony, an oxide mineral.
The colors of its bands range from black to almost every color.
Onyx comes through Latin (of the same spelling), from the Ancient Greek ὄνυξ, meaning “claw” or “fingernail”.
It has a long history of use for hardstone carving and jewelry, where it is usually cut as a cabochon or into beads or used to make
decorative items like vases etc.