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An uncut onyx is the second rarest gem in RuneScape, after the hydrix, with a shiny black luster. 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.


Uncut onyx.png Uncut onyx
Divination-Make-X GE icon.png
23.4 XP-2,297,944
Divination Divination level97
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Incandescent energy 1000.pngIncandescent energy250410102,500
Onyx dust.pngOnyx dust10021,5222,152,200
Total price2,254,700


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

Cost of cutting onyx

Uncut onyx Onyx Onyx bolt tips (24)
Value Value Profit Crafting GP/XP Value Profit Fletching GP/XP
2,297,944 2,307,534 9,590 57.25 170,568 -2,127,376 -12,053.12
  • The profit or loss for fletching bolts assumes starting with an uncut gem.

Price history

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. 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.

The price of uncut onyxes rose with the release of hydrix jewellery, which required an cut onyx in order to create an hydrix. The price rose a bit further with several patch notes which allowed onyxes to recharge hydrix jewellery.

With the introduction of elite dungeons, the price of uncut onyxes have fallen drastically due to the massive supply of onyx dust obtained from killing the bosses of these dungeons.

The Mining and Smithing rework on 7 January 2019 caused the price of uncut onyxes to significantly fall. For a short time after the update, the price of uncut onyxes was nearly equal to the high alchemy value. Jagex removed uncut onyxes from the Prifddinas gem rocks to alleviate the problem, which has led to a slight price increase throughout 2019.

Drop sources

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

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Raptor keyN/A1–2Common
Black stone dragon25001Rare
Dragonstone dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)1111Rare
Hydrix dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)1181Rare
Kal'gerion demon1261Rare
Memory of NomadN/A1Rare
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A1Rare
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A1Rare
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A1Rare
Onyx dragon (Dragonkin Laboratory)1141Rare
Nex: Angel of Death70001Uncommon
Solak2000; 70001–3Uncommon
Telos, the Warden20001–13Varies
Kingly implingN/A1Very rare
Mahogany casketN/A1Very rare
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A10Very rare
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A8–10Very rare
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A8–10Very rare
Motherlode MawN/A1Very rare

Store locations

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  • 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.
  • Onyxes previously required 67 Crafting to cut, but this was changed to 72 Crafting on 27 March 2017.[1]


  1. ^ Jagex. "New Luck Items & Luck Rework." 27 March 2017. RuneScape News.