The natural marble that forms the base of every platter and coaster we produce has beautiful variations in colour and markings, including veins, freckles, divots and tumbled edges. Every piece of marble we use to make our platters is one-of-a-kind, and this makes the platter or coaster that you receive totally unique! Read on to see some of these beautiful variations and learn more about them…
You may see lines running through your platter and think that your lovely new purchase has a crack! Please don’t worry, marble is a natural stone and most of our platters have marble veins running through them. Marble veins are caused by layers of minerals within the limestone when it is transformed into marble under high pressure and heat within the Earth’s crust. We love that Mother Earth is part of the team here at The Humble Hare!
The veins vary in size, colour, and distribution throughout the marble, from thinner dark lines to wider veins of quartz crystal. Marble veins are a part of our platters and make each piece special, they do not affect the integrity of the stone. Sometimes the veins line up with the designs in ways that enhance the piece even further.
The type of marble we make our platters from has many beautiful variations, including subtle differences in colour. The colours are caused by mineral deposits such as iron, graphite, or serpentine when the marble was formed in the Earth. Our marble varies from pale cream to beige, grey or even pink tones! You can see some of the gorgeous colour variations below!
You may see rounded ‘freckle’-like marks in the marble, these are another natural variation and provide a beautiful texture to the stone. Freckles can be found in all sizes and shapes, and even vary in colour, ranging from cream to brown, black, orange or pinky tones depending on the minerals present when the marble was formed.
Divots or Indents
Our marble platters have a rustic design, and the surface of the marble may not be completely smooth. This is perfectly normal and adds charming unique features to your handmade product.
Missing Cornes & Wobbly Edges
The edges of the marble platters and coasters will often vary with rounded corners and tumbled wobbly edges. This is a design feature we have chosen for a lovely rustic finish. We love that our marble platters complement a traditional country farmhouse style interior: a little wonky and full of character!
Our marble platters are handcrafted by a fantastic team of makers, meaning that the finish of each piece may vary depending on which team member has made it with love especially for you. With proper care your marble platter can be preserved and appreciated for years to come.