The honey-colored, light-reflecting stone you might have seen adorning many buildings is honey onyx. The natural stone is birthed from quartz crystals subjected to pressure and heat for millions of years. You can see the light passing through this transparent slab illuminating this unique stone, giving it a luxurious shine.
Where Does Honey Onyx Come From?
Honey onyx is a rich, honey-colored onyx quarried in Turkey and Azerbaijan where it is present in three feet deep thick layer. It’s large cross-sectionally cut slabs are quarried into horizontal blocks.
Unlike other stones available in the market, onyx has a lower density, making it susceptible to scratches. That is why the manufacturers of the final product take great care in making sure the marble is resistant to such mishaps.
How Honey Onyx Is Finished?
The horizontally cut slabs are book-matched due to the amazing qualities the stone hold. In this technique, two slabs are cut and polished to establish a mirror image of each other. A fixed sequence is taken into account that enables flow in the pattern.
For the polishing process, the manufacturers apply epoxy resin to the slab surfaces to fill in any natural cracks, fissures, or pits found in the stone. This process is done to enhance the durability and uniformity of the finished stone.
In the finishing stages, a mesh backing is applied to the back of honey onyx. This application is useful for keeping sure the safety during the handling and fabrication of the slab. The final product is sealed before packaging. This is done to ensure that the product’s longevity is sustained to an optimum level, and thus the quality is maintained. As a result, you get a high-quality honey onyx that radiates to its full potential.