This stone, from the Volterra region of Italy, is a medium soft stone that will carve and polish easily. It is a solid white – light will not filter through the stone as it does with translucent white alabaster. There is no veining and rarely ever a flaw.
This is one of the best imported carving stones to become available in years with strong coloring and wonderful character. The colors of this alabaster range from a light to medium blue hue. The stone is pure and smooth-grained with almost no flaws for great carving.