Stone is a natural solid formation of one or more minerals formed over millions of years through pressure. The minerals in stone came from the same liquid and gas minerals that formed the Earth. The Earth developed as a massive body of gas and liquid minerals that slowly cooled and condensed to a solid core. Through pressure, the Earth’s crust began to form and heavy minerals were forced down to the core of the Earth where they were trapped. As the crust got thicker, it squeezed around the inner core which created intense pressure and heat from within the Earth. Crystals and other solid forms began to grow from the mineral vapors that were being released. As the Earth’s crust began to expand and erode, heat and pressure pushed the solid minerals up to the Earth’s surface which formed colossal rock beds, which we refer to as “quarries.” The process to make these massive rock deposits took over one-hundred million years. Quarries are found all around the world, with the majority located in: Italy, Spain, Turkey, United States, Mexico, China, Taiwan, India, Greece, Canada, France, and Brazil.
From the remote mountainsides of far-flung, exotic destinations to the comfortable, classy interior of Aria Stone Gallery, we strive to consistently bring you the very best and most unique offerings from Mother Earth.