Carrara Marble jewelry

Carrara marble; a marble with luminous success

Carrara marble is a type of marble extracted from the Apuan Alps in the territory of Carrara, Tuscany. Its name derives from the Greek word “marmaros” which means “resplendent stone”.

Located between Genoa and Pisa near the Mediterranean coast, the Italian city is home to the largest crystalline white marble deposits in the world. Since Roman times this white stone has been universally known to be most prized for its dazzling whiteness with very few gray veins.

In the Bronze Age, this material was probably used to create various utensils, decorative and commemorative objects.

A real trend at the time of antiquity, Carrara marble, once polished, was also very popular with architects, interior designers and sculptors.

The Romans intensified this admiring movement by implementing techniques for extracting and transforming matter. They used it to decorate their house or palace.

The unique architectural achievements still admired today prove this particular attraction for Carrara marble. On the strength of a success over the ages, the stone with its luxurious material constitutes Michelangelo's David, the Palace of Versailles, the Basilica of Saint Sophia in Constantinople, the Taj Mahal, the cathedrals of Pisa, etc. It retains its reputation and its image always reflects chic and elegance.

Until then reserved for architecture and design, limestone rock has gained ground and made an unexpected appearance in jewelry… on a ring, a bracelet, a necklace, or earrings in silver, gold or paired well with aged metal for a vintage effect.

At Mineral Joaillerie, you will find the modernity and refined style of Carrara marble in the form of a pendant, with the marble celestial medal.

Carrara marble, a symbol of clarity

This stone with its immaculate hue is also renowned for its virtues on the mental level and its properties on the physical level.

Symbol of purification, it would bring a certain serenity to the woman who wears it and would help change and decision-making.

How to recognize Carrara marble?

Ranging from statuary white to grey, the more pure white the shade of the stone, the more luxurious the quality of the stone. Although most marble stones may contain other minerals and may be gray, bluish, pink, yellow or black, these colors should not be stark. If bright colors are present, this most likely indicates that the natural stone has been mixed with other materials or is a manufactured product.

Used very early for art and sculpture, this mineral has the particularity of letting light infiltrate into the material, thus giving a particular luminosity. Genuine marble can therefore be recognized by its incomparable brilliance which lasts over time.

Due to its chemical composition, which can be several mineral species such as calcite, tremolite, dolomite, diopside, serpentine or epidote, marble stone can cause other colors to appear in the form of veins or swirls throughout the stone, without any symmetry or repetition and at different depths and dimensions.

Celestial marble woman medal
Women's celestial marble ring
Women's celeste marble earrings