Black Spinel V.S. Onyx

Black Spinel V.S. Onyx


Black gemstones have an alluring mystique that often confuses people. Two such gems are Black Spinel and Onyx, both captivating with their beautiful black shades that are difficult to distinguish. However, they actually belong to different gemstone categories.

Black Spinel belongs to the Spinel family and exhibits a deep black color reminiscent of diamonds. It is a semi-precious stone composed of magnesium and aluminum molecules, and it boasts a remarkable hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale.

On the other hand, Onyx is also a black gemstone with a similar aura, but it tends to have a more transparent appearance compared to Black Spinel. It belongs to the Chalcedony family and is primarily composed of Quartz. It is a gemstone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.

Due to its higher hardness, Black Spinel tends to be more expensive than Onyx. However, both gems possess a charm and beauty that make them highly sought after as lucky talismans and jewelry pieces in the realm of black gemstones. If you desire an everyday black gemstone jewelry, Black Spinel may be more suitable due to its superior hardness, while Onyx is often used in a variety of costume jewelry designs.

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