Vinny Tavares, Owner of Aria, hand selects each stone for the gallery. Last year, Vinny received a call from a small quarry in Brazil saying that they had discovered some of the most vibrant and beautiful blue azurite that they had ever seen. To make sure he was the first to obtain this material. He hopped on a flight to Brazil, boarded a tiny puddle jumper to fly him into the countryside, climbed in the back of a pickup truck and crossed rivers, mountain and tiny villages to reach this remote quarry. There he discovered stunning pieces of stone that he brought back to Aria Stone Gallery.