Marble is metamorphic which simply means it is a rock that has undergone a transformation. Incredibly beautiful and natural, marble is the result of limestone having been heated and pressurised within the earth’s crust.
Beauty from imperfection
Composed of recrystallized carbonate materials, most commonly calcite or dolomite, the impurities that are present in the limestone when it goes through the change affect its mineral composition; this is what gives marble its unique veining, colouring and textures. Imperfections give rise to beauty.
Reliable and sturdy in construction to the point where it lasts for thousands and thousands of years, marble was chosen by the Ancient Greeks and Romans for both its allure and its dependability. Highly versatile, marble can be polished or left raw and it is also able to withstand extreme heat. It’s therefore a material that has been venerated by sculptors and artisans for centuries.