Vinny Tavares, Owner of Aria Stone Gallery, 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. He wanted to make sure he was the first to obtain this rare material.
Vinny quickly 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 then brought back to Aria.