Stone Names

Currently, there are many companies around the world that use generic names to identify different types of stone. This has created a problem for the stone maintenance industry. The original names were in Italian. Usually the name consists of two parts. The first part describes the color and second part describes the name from where the stone was quarried.

Azzuro Blue
Breccia Broken Pieces
Dorato / D’oro Gold
Fiore Flower
Giallo Yellow
Negro/ Nero Black
Perla/ Perlato Pearl
Rosa Pink
Rosso Red
Verde Green
Bianco White

Example: Negro Marquina is a black limestone from Marquina, Spain. Bianco Carrara is a white marble from Carrara, Italy.