About Stone

 

Stonelove stone sculpture is sculpted from real marble or stone and is not moulded or reconstituted.  

 

Marble is a hard, metaphorphic rock, formed by the metamorphism of limestone over millions of years. It is mostly composed of calcite, a crystalline form of limestone. The colour and patterns of the marble are due to mineral impurities present in the limestone before metamorphism. If no impurities are present in the limestone, a pure white marble will be formed. Stonelove stock more than ten types of marble, that can be polished to a high gloss shine or a natural matt finish. One cubic metre of marble weighs 2600 Kg.

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock, formed by the compacting and cementing together of sand underground. This process takes millions of years to eventually create sandstone. The colour of the sandstone depends on the cementing agent. Stonelove stock brown, grey and green sandstone. The grey sandstone is the finest and densest type, making it better suited for carving intricate details than the brown or green sandstone. One cubic metre of grey sandstone weighs 2900 Kg.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera.

Travertine

Granite

 

Marble and Sandstone types available for stone sculpture 

White marble

White Marble

 

White grey marble

White Grey Marble

 

Black grey marble

Black Grey Marble

 

Black white marble

Black White Marble

 

Grey marble

Grey Marble

 

Black marble

Black Marble

 

Orange marble

Orange Marble

 

Yellow marble

Yellow Marble

 

Brown sandstone

Brown Sandstone

 

Pink marble

Pink Marble

 

Red marble

Red Marble

 

Grey sandstone

Grey Sandstone

 

 

 

Please also see About Us and About Sculpture.