This attractive stone was created millions of years ago when peridotite, a rock rich in iron and magnesium, was thrust upwards from beneath the earth’s crust. The stone is a result of serpentinisation, a form of metamorphism involving heated seawater far below the ocean.
Used by George Bullock for his furniture, the Serpentine’s is hugely decorative and rare. The stone has often been used for console tables and object d’art.
Typical slab sizes are 1m x 0.5m; however they can vary.
British Stone from Britannicus
“I am passionate about British stones and marbles. They are true marvels of nature and geology; luminescent, beautiful, rare and unique.” Orlando Boyne – Britannicus Stone
Britannicus Stone is the world’s leading provider of British stones and marbles. Sourcing only the very best carboniferous limestones from the depths of the beautiful British landscape, Britannicus has unrivalled expertise in the quarrying and presentation of a huge range of rare and unique stone pieces to adorn interior and exterior spaces.
The Ethical Stone Company has partnered with Britannicus Stone to gain exclusive access to over 25 polishing stones and marble in Britain. British rocks are the under-discovered gems of the stone market, each with its own particular characteristic – from the warmth of the fossil rich Yorkshire Swaledale to the brooding dark depths of Ashburton from Devon.