The Ammonite Collection

Semi-precious stone slabs make a stunning addition to your interior

These exquisite materials can be used for a wide variety of applications due to their hardness and resistance to staining and/or scratches.

Some examples of their uses include kitchen surfaces, vanity units and floors, to name but a few. These semi-precious stone slabs include LED backlighting which enhances their beauty so you can really appreciate these materials as Mother Nature intended.

semi-precious stone slabs

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions with regards to the production of these beautiful slabs.

Misconception 1: All semi-precious stone slabs are the same

This could not be further from the truth. The reasons for this are simple:

a) The slabs are not cut from blocks in the same way as say onyx, marble or granite

b) Semi-precious stone slabs are made up of hundreds of individual sections/pieces that are assembled almost like a giant jigsaw puzzle and are set in resin.

While slabs may indeed look similar, this process basically makes it impossible for any two slabs to look exactly the same.

Misconception 2: All semi-precious stone is the same
The quality of the raw materials in terms of colour and clarity is vital to the finished design. Poor quality stones and lack of quality control will result in poor end results. Lesser quality raw materials and a low ratio of stone to resin will also change the final appearance. Slabs which have less than 50% stone content will result in cheaper pricing.
Misconception 3: All stones used in semi-precious stone slabs are the same

This is also not true. Sourced from high quality quarries around the world, semi-precious stones fall into different categories, including quartz and agates.

Quartz

Quartz is a hard, silica-based mineral found around the world in metamorphic and igneous rocks. Typically occurring as white or colourless hexagonal prisms, quartz is often coloured delicately by impurities. Some of most popular Quartz materials used within interior design are: Amethyst, Smokey Quartz and White Quartz.

Agate

Agate is found in a variety of bright, translucent colours, including white, grey and black; blue, purple and green; red, orange and brown, as well as yellow. Agate is a form of microcrystalline, a finely grained form of quartz. Some of the most popular Agates used within interior design are: Natural Agate, Grey Agate and Black Agate.

Ammonite Collection

As you will hopefully appreciate Ammonite is an expensive material and samples of these materials are only offered on a sale or return basis and are charged out at a deposit of GBP 200 or USD 250 per sample.

Shipping to a UK address is included but outside the UK the shipping costs is at the client’s expense. If the samples are returned undamaged using the original packaging the deposit is returned. The process of paying the deposit is via PayPal