Everyone loves marble. Marble has been used for millennia as the stone of choice for not only sculpture but architecture as well. And for good reason, it’s gorgeous. Our white marble is quarried in Vermont. The stone polishes amazingly, and engraves quite readily.
Marble refers to any limestone that has undergone metamorphism, or a physical change due to high pressure, heat, or stress. Typically this happens deep below the Earth’s surface. These changes crystallize the limestone. Which is where marble gets its name. The word “marble” is derived from the Greek word “mármaron” meaning “crystalline rock”. Though stone masons used the term marble a bit more broadly and encompass some unmetamorphised limestones as well.
Probably the most extensive use of marble was by the Greeks and Romans, who used it for sculptures and buildings too numerous to count. Marble sculpture would reach its zenith during the Renaissance with artists like Michelangelo, Guido Mazzoni, and Donatello.
Like the rest of our stone dice, all White Marble dice come in a laser cut compartmentalized walnut dice box. Please note that due to the nature of stone, you should NOT roll any stone dice on a surface harder than they are (i.e. a glass table top), nor should you roll more than one die at a time, as doing so will cause the edges to chip.