Our stone statues and stone products are sculpted from pure natural stone, not moulded or reconstituted.
We carve our statues and stone products from different kinds of stone, including Marble, Granite, Sandstone and others.
Marble is a hard, metaphorphic rock, formed by the metamorphism of limestone over millions of years. It is mostly composed of calcite, a crystalline form of limestone and is distinguished from lime stone by even visibly crystalined nature and nonflaggy stratification.
The colour and patterns of the marble are due to mineral impurities present in the limestone before metamorphism. If no impurities are present in the limestone, a pure white marble will be formed. One cubic metre of marble weighs 2600 – 2700 Kg.
Marbles are classified broadly classified as White Marble and Coloured Marble that can be polished to a high gloss shine or a natural matt finish.
|Pure white marble
|Pure white marble statue
|White marble (not pure white)
|White marble statue (not pure white)
|Grey marble statue
|Grey vein marble
|Grey vein marble product
|Carrot yellow marble
|Carrot yellow marble statue
|Black vein marble
|Black vein marble statue
|Black marble statue
|Vein grey marble
|Vein grey marble product
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock, formed by the compacting and cementing together of sand underground. This process takes millions of years to eventually create sandstone. The colour of the sandstone depends on the cementing agent. The grey sandstone is the finest and densest type, making it better suited for carving intricate details. One cubic metre of grey sandstone weighs 2900 Kg.
Granite is one of the most durable and attractive of all natural stones. Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. It consists of quartz, feldspar and mica (with at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume); during formation it cooled very slowly which results in it being second only to diamonds in its hardness.
Granite is nearly always massive (lacking any internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use, especially for construction and outdoor statues and products. One cubic metre of granite weighs 2700 – 2900 Kg.
Vietnamese granites are available in a wide range of colours:
VM Black granite
PY Black granite
PM White granite
SL White granite
BD Red granite
HC Red granite
Cacao Pink granite
GL Pink granite
STONE SURFACE FINISHES
• Shiny polish finish: A mirror like, glossy surface which brings out the full color and character of the marble.
• Polish finish: A less glossy surface than shiny polish finish but also brings out the color and character of the marble.
• Honed finish: A velvety smooth surface with little or no gloss.
• Hammered: Fine or medium bush hammered finish, interrupted by parallel markings.
• Abrasive finish: A flat, nonglossy surface usually recommended for exterior use.
• Polished: Mirror gloss, with sharp reflections.
• Honed: Dull sheen, without reflections.
• Fine rubbed: Smooth and free from scratches; no sheen.
• Thermal (Flamed): Finish produced by application of high-temperature flame to the surface. Large surfaces may have shadow lines caused by overlapping of the torch. This finish will vary in texture and depth between different types of granite, as the finish is largely dependent upon the granite structure of the stone.
• Sandblasted, coarse stippled: Coarse plain surface produced by blasting with an abrasive; coarseness varies with type of preparatory finish and grain structure of the granite.
• Sandblasted, fine stippled: Plain surface, slightly pebbled, with occasional slight “trails” or scratches.
• Bush-hammered: Fine or medium bush hammered finish, interrupted by parallel markings.
• Sawn: Relatively plain surface with texture