Emerald Pearl

Stones can have many aliases. This is due to language differences, supplier choice, coloquial trends or slang, or sometimes errors and ambiguity between rocks. Read more here.
Labrador Blue Star, Perla Smeralda, Verde Larvic, Dunkel Labrador, Labrador Verde, Verde Larvik, Labrador Scuro, Dark Larvikite
Commercial classification sometimes differs to the scientific, geological designation. In particular, some limestones are deemed marble especially if they take a high polish. Read more here.
Granite (Plutonite)
Petrographic assignment Syenite
Age 270 million years (Permian)
Colouring minerals Dark-grey anorthoclase feldspar (shines bluish at a certain viewing angle), black biotite, black-olive pyroxene, metallic shining ore minerals (magnetite).
Average hardness
MOHS is the standard scale of hardness for minerals 1-10, with 10 being the MOHS of diamond. We also use the broad terms Hard and Soft for simplicity. Read more here.
6-7 (Hard)
Origin Norway – Larvik


The images of each stone aim to give a faithful representation of the structure and colouring. The close-ups are generally taken from a sample around 100mm in height to get the detailing of the grain and crystals. The slab images are usually between 2000x1000mm and 3000x1900mm approximately, to give a more overall picture of the pattern. This is for guidance only, when seeking a specific pattern and colour matching, please obtain a sample or arrange for the slab to be viewed in person. When placing the order, you may require a photo of the actual slab before production, the colour and character can vary significantly even throughout the same block within natural materials. Also monitor calibration, camera settings and lighting can all effect how the materials are perceived.

Pearlescent surface changes and shimmers with every angle change.
Striking flashes of silver, blue and green throughout.

Popular and typical usage

Kitchen Worktops:90%


Bathroom surfaces:65%

Petrology: A coarse-grained, black to black olive-coloured plutonic rock of consistently regular, homogeneous structure. 85 % – 90 % of it consists of dark anorthoclase feldspars along with black biotite mica and black-grey pyroxene (augite). The characteristic shimmering effects are the result of the refraction and reflection of the light falling on the lamella-like fused anorthoclase crystals. The shimmer reflection effects from the various viewing angles depend on the cutting plane.

Petrogenesis: During the Permian period intrusions of melts rich in potassium and sodium solidified within the earth crust. The magma could solidify very uniformly within the earth crust over millions of years so that identical molecules gathered and crystallised into black to black-olive coloured feldspars.

Wear Resistance
A high wear resistance will often mean a material is suitable for flooring and outdoors. Its is good for work surfaces as it will take some punishment before marking or losing its polish. Softer materials benefit from being re-worked more easily should the need arise. They can also more readily mature into their settings or be antiqued by design. People often overlook the less hard wearing stones for fear of maintenance and longevity issues. Whilst there are some valid concerns there is no rule for everyone, choose first what you like then decide on the practicality of the options. Some people appreciate the maturation and the patina taken on by some natural materials, others prefer a pristine look that will change little over time.
Every natural stone has a degree of water absorption. Sealing products exist to stop water ingress and protect against staining, but some stones are more susceptible than others. A highly polished surface is also more resistant to fluids than the rougher, more open surfaces of honed and brushed finishes. All spills should be wiped up in good time to prevent stains and marks.

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