By contrast this cup is made of gold, onyx, precious stones, and the stone agate.
At the Men of onyx booth, I decided to give the Butt Plug Toss a whirl.
The 1952 onyx & diamond panther bracelet sold for $7,036,874, the highest ever paid for a bracelet or any Cartier at auction.
No. 11 is also of onyx, with ruby and pearl decoration, it appertained to Peter.
My brother Jean made me a present of an onyx of great beauty.
onyx, an ornamental stone of little value; a subspecies of quartz.
The huge reception hall was trimmed from floor to dome in onyx and gold.
Mexican onyx can be scratched easily with a knife while quartz onyx cannot.
Then, and not till then, had any one time to turn a glance towards the onyx.
You see it was an old-fashioned-looking sort of onyx stone with oyster pearls, and not for me—I'd rather wait.
mid-13c., from Old French oniche "onyx" (12c.), and directly from Latin onyx (genitive onychis), from Greek onyx "onyx-stone," originally "claw, fingernail" (see nail (n.)). So called because the mineral's color sometimes resembles that of a fingernail, pink with white streaks.
onyx on·yx (ŏn'ĭks)
A collection of pus in the anterior chamber of the eye.
a hail; claw; hoof, (Heb. shoham), a precious stone adorning the breast-plate of the high priest and the shoulders of the ephod (Ex. 28:9-12, 20; 35:27; Job 28:16; Ezek. 28:13). It was found in the land of Havilah (Gen. 2:12). The LXX. translates the Hebrew word by smaragdos, an emerald. Some think that the sardonyx is meant. But the onyx differs from the sardonyx in this, that while the latter has two layers (black and white) the former has three (black, white, and red).