Last month I visited one of the largest Marble warehouses I’ve possibly, EVER seen. My quest took me to a small village called ‘Kishangarh’ in Rajasthan and all I can say is the place took my breath away.
Marble and Granite were all I could see as we drove through the labyrinth of dusty roads between different warehouses. I went to see a factory with a dear friend, called “A Class Marbles” and A class were they indeed. With a warehouse the size of a football field, they had different marbles, granites and slates on display for you to make the selection of your dreams. ‘Spoilt for choice’ is all I could think of as I walked through the alleys, each with a different colour scheme or variety on display.
One of my favourites was the naturally coloured yellow Onyx. Used popularly at bars and at hotels lobbies, these large slices of marble had a golden glow reminiscent of the sun. Displaying the gems natural botryoidal growth structure, these pieces achieve their maximum potential when light shines through.
Another gem that leaves me all excited from within is Labradorite and imagine an entire slab of it! Labradorescence the phenomena, that this gem displays can fetch a high value because of its rainbow colour and desirability. I’m someone that loves a lot of blue sheen within the gem, be it Rainbow Moonstone or Labradorite, and this slab had me peering at it for minutes.
Marble, in all its enormity and grandeur, always looks fantastic, and this one with the black and white squiggly patterns was a work of art. This stone with its meandering black channels resembled a complex network of rivers, much to the likes of what we see when we fly miles above the surface of the earth.
Granite and Marble are clear examples of how nature can capture beauty and make it last a lifetime.