Marble is a metamorphic rock that is made up of recrystallized carbonate minerals, typically Calcite or Dolomite. Marble can be foliated (repetitively layered metamorphic rock), and in Geology Marble refers to metamorphised limestone, and is used frequently in sculptures or as a building material.
These marble beads have a great dark grey to black variation in color throughout each bead, and have taken to polishing very well. These beads are 8 mm rounds and would be ideal for using in darker toned Mala making!
Historically marble has been the most common medium for ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and architecture, which means that much of the most beloved sculptures today would not exist without this fascinating metamorphic rock.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive a strand similar to those in the listing.