Europeans have been carving marble for thousands of years. In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans chose marble for their structures due to its beauty. Many of the marble names we know today originated from the quarry in which they were found; Carrara (Italy), Pentelicus (Greece), Proconnesus (Turkey).
Marble colors vary due to different minerals that are present in the stone but is usually a light-colored rock when it is formed from limestone with few impurities. All of our custom stonework is hand-carved from the finest hand-picked materials. White Carrara marble is prevalent for sculptures due to its softness and relative resistance to shattering. Due to the low index of refraction, it allows light to penetrate into the stone before the light is scattered out, giving the sculpture a life-like appearance.