Uncut onyx

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An uncut onyx is the second rarest gem in RuneScape, after the hydrix, with a shiny black lustre. It is used in the Crafting skill to make jewellery. An uncut onyx requires 72 Crafting to cut into an onyx, granting 167.5 experience.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Uncut onyx.png Uncut onyx
Divination-Make-X GE icon.png
23.4 XP-1,207,409
Requirements
Divination Divination level97
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Incandescent energy 1000.pngIncandescent energy25022255,500
Onyx dust.pngOnyx dust10011,4331,143,300
Total price1,198,800

Jewellery[edit | edit source]

Onyx jewellery
Unenchanted Enchanted Level to craft
Onyx ring Ring of fortune 72
Onyx necklace Berserker necklace 82
Onyx bracelet Regen bracelet 84
Onyx amulet Amulet of fury 90

Cost of cutting onyx[edit | edit source]

Uncut onyx Onyx Onyx bolt tips (24)
Value Value Profit Crafting GP/XP Value Profit Fletching GP/XP
1,207,409 1,208,400 991 5.92 180,264 -1,027,145 -5,819.52
  • The profit or loss for fletching bolts assumes starting with an uncut gem.

Price history[edit | edit source]

For some time after the release of uncut onyx gems, it was possible to sell certain items, namely runes and some obsidian equipment, to TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem Store in exchange for tokkul; the gems themselves cost 300,000 tokkul from the store. The price of an uncut onyx was therefore tied to the prices of items used to obtain it, such as chaos runes and death runes (of which it took 33,333 and 16,666, respectively, to earn the required tokkul for an uncut onyx). Uncut onyx gems cost a few million coins each during this time, accounting for price fluctuations. This amount decreased over time as tokkul became easier to obtain, as well as with the release of Karamja gloves, which decreased the price of an uncut onyx to 270,000 tokkul.

The Personalised Shops update on 2 September 2009 resulted in sweeping changes to tokkul. Before the update, a fire rune worth 9 coins would sell to the store for 1 tokkul. The update removed the price floor on fire runes, allowing them to decrease in price to 5-8 coins each; in addition, the price the TzHaar rune shop would pay for fire runes was raised to 5 tokkul each. These changes would have resulted in a massive devaluation of tokkul and a crash in the price of uncut onyx gems.

To try to compensate for the devaluing of the tokkul currency, Jagex raised the price of an uncut onyx in the TzHaar shops to 2,700,000 tokkul. However, many players found that the onyx was more difficult to obtain than before. Selling obsidian weapons or armour was no longer cost-effective in obtaining tokkul, leaving fire runes as the primary method to obtain an onyx. It took about 3 hours to sell the 540,000 fire runes needed to obtain an onyx gem post-update, and these runes cost 3,780,000 coins at 8 coins per fire rune.

The release of the Fight Kiln on 14 February 2012, which offers an uncut onyx as a choice of reward when completed, and Kal'gerion demons on 27 May 2014, which drop uncut onyx, resulted in a crash in price of onyx and most onyx-related products.

Prices continued to slowly decline over the next few years. There was a short period of price increase with the release of hydrix jewellery, which required an cut onyx in order to create a hydrix, on 18 August 2014 but just a few weeks later prices had reduced down to high alchemy values where they plateaued. However, the price subsequently rose again with several patch note updates which allowed onyxes to recharge hydrix jewellery.

With the introduction of elite dungeons on 25 June 2018, the prices of uncut onyxes fell drastically due to the massive supply of onyx dust obtained from killing the bosses of the dungeons.

Following the Mining and Smithing rework on 7 January 2019, an increased availability of uncut onyx from Prifddinas gem rocks caused the onyx prices to crash. A hotfix update on 11 March removed the ability to receive gems from these rocks, causing to prices to increase.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

In addition to the monsters listed below, uncut onyxes can also be obtained through the following:

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Araxxi3000 Multicombat.png21/17P2P icon.png
Black stone dragon2500 Multicombat.png1Rare(1/50)[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Dragonstone dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)111 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Har-Aken800 Multicombat.png1Always[dr 2]P2P icon.png
Hydrix dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)118 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Kal'gerion demon126 Multicombat.png11/256P2P icon.png
Kingly impling91 Hunter-icon.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Kingly impling jarN/A Reward1Very rareP2P icon.png
Mahogany casketN/A Reward1Very rareP2P icon.png
Memory of Nomad Multicombat.png1RareN/A
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A Reward1RareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A Reward10 (noted)Very rareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A Reward1RareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A Reward8–10 (noted)Very rareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A Reward1RareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A Reward8–10 (noted)Very rareP2P icon.png
Metamorphic geodeN/A Reward11/140[dr 3]P2P icon.png
Motherlode MawN/A Reward1Very rareP2P icon.png
Nex: Angel of Death7000 Multicombat.png11/45P2P icon.png
Onyx dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)114 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Raptor keyN/A Reward1–2CommonP2P icon.png
Solak2000 Multicombat.png1–3 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Telos, the Warden Standard2000 Multicombat.png1–13VariesP2P icon.png
The Ambassador5500 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Treasure chest (Player-owned port)N/A Reward1Very rareP2P icon.png
WythienN/A Reward1Very rareP2P icon.png
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Black stone dragon page for details
  2. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Har-Aken page for details
  3. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Metamorphic geode page for details

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
TzHaar-Hur-Lek's Ore and Gem StoreTzHaar City2,700,000Tokkul 25.png Tokkul1P2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 April 2017 (Update):
    • The uncut onyx and onyx ring skill guide entries are now consistent with their actual requirements.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When the TzHaar area was first released, the store price for an uncut onyx was 300,000 Tokkul.
  • Onyx jewellery looks significantly different from jewellery made from other gems.
  • The Corporeal Beast once dropped the uncut onyx, but this was later removed from its drop table and replaced with the regen bracelet.
  • Onyxes and hydrixes are the only gems to have a decreased alchemy value when cut.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 12 Feb 2019. (Archived from the original on 12 Feb 2019.) RuneScape: "Onyx are now around 4 times rarer from Prifddinas gem rocks, as they appeared to be coming into game a bit too often."