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The honey dripping from the comb in a swirling delicate pattern creates the mystique behind Italian Agate. Due to its scarcity in mines, it has been found once in the last six years, there is a limited amount. We have gotten some magnificant pieces from it, ranging from 1.5" to 12".
THIS IS NOT A STONE FOR BEGINNERS!!!!
Alabaster was originally used for grand tables and furniture during the age of stone. It is said that the legendary Round Table of Arthur was of Alabaster white and red coral. Due to the ease with which it is carved, it became a popular statuary stone. The wide color variations also made it a favorite of toy makers. Children's marbles were made from alabaster in a variety of colors, hence the name "Ally." All of our domestic stones come from select quarries throughout the United States, and are of the highest quality. Shapes, sizes and weights vary.
PLEASE NOTE - As with all natural materials there is some variation amongst pieces. The color swatches above are examples of stones and do not represent the colors or patterns of every piece or any piece in it's entirety. Mother Nature controls what is inside the stone and she hopes you will find beauty in them all. There is no bad stone only unrealized sculpture.
This particular stone is 2lbs and is 7x4x2. It is black and dark brown with large patches of bright rust color. There are some veins of white. It has no flat sides.