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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.
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.
|Petrographic assignment||Metamorphite – Marble|
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.
Typically stones are graded into bands that give an indication of relative price; A, B, C, D and E. 'A' being the least and 'E' the most expensive. E is a very broad group as it can contain a stone many more times the cost of one which is only just out of the D group. It is nothing to do with quality, merely a guideline of cost, which can rise and fall over time. For the latest price on any stone please contact us.
White Rhino or Bianco Rino is a white marble from Namibia. It has subtle creamy veining and delicate patterns throughout. Ideal for bathrooms and other areas requiring a more understated stone than the more usual white and grey offerings.
ALSO SEE – Bianco Lasa