We just put the finishing touches on our next container from Italy. The nice thing about the Italians is that they can get some materials you can't find anywhere else. The bad thing about the Italians is that they are fully aware of this and charge accordingly. Oh, well...
This is Ice Flower Soapstone. 1 bundle coming. You can get Soapstone in Brazil, but the problem is you almost always have to order a full container of it, since most of these suppliers specialize only in Soapstone. A container of Soapstone would last me about 314 years. The other problem is that it is usually the green type. People prefer the Ice Flower, especially with veins.
This bundle will have a smooth finish on one side and a 'leather' finish on the other. Your choice. BTW, Soapstone is unstainable and always waterproof. It is soft, but we view it sort of like your oldest leather jacket. It will wear a little, but it only adds to it's character.
3cm Juperana Super Classico. 1 bundle. This is Brazilian and I know which quarry produces it, but it rarely looks this good. I assume the Italians have some very good connections.
3cm Juperana Golden Sun. 1 bundle. This is also Brazilian, but I was told that the quarry had died. Apparently not. We used to get this one about 6 years ago, but none until now. This stuff is Stupid Pretty.
3cm Purple Dunes. 1 bundle. Another Stupid Pretty stone. That Maroon color is very deep.
3cm Terra Brasilis. 1 bundle. Only 4 slabs coming. We've had this one before. 'Had' being the key word. We sold out pretty quickly. Same quarrier as the Super Classico. Nice, soft colors with movement.
3cm Cactus Boreale. Only 2 slabs coming. This is very near a quartzite in hardness. Sadly, it is also priced like a Ferrari. We'll have to place this one somewhere in the slab yard where there is proper drainage, otherwise the drool will begin to puddle.
3cm CremaMara. 1 bdl. This is another one I have not seen in about 6 years. Very pretty.
3cm Daino Reale Marble. 1 bundle. Daino Reale is usually a fairly soft grained marble. The mix of the darker brown at the bottom is fairly unusual, but gives it quite a bit more character than normal.
These should ship the week of the 19th of February. They'll probably be in transit for all of March, and should be here the first part of April.