Wednesday, 25 April 2012

GRANITE STONE BOXES INDIA


Granite is an igneous and signature rock and its occurrence is very wide. No other planet other than Earth has this rock type. The word granite is derived from the Latin word “gramim” which means grain. It is a coarse plutonic rock, which consists of quartz, orthoclase, feldspar, sanidine, pyroxene, mica, hornblende, etc. and can be found in pink, gray or a mixture of these colors and there are various patterns also available. These stones are formed by a natural process called metamorphic aureole when hot molten magma was cooled. They are usually found on the mountain folds and are formed as hills or hill locks.

Handcrafted Granite Stone Boxes
Granite stones are tough, hard and second most durable among all the stones and many people use it in construction and making things like utensils, boxes, etc. It can withstand high temperature and pressure too. Two granite stones are never identical. Granite was used even during the times of ancient Greeks and Egyptians, where it was used to construct monuments, buildings, temples and of course, the pyramids!

Natural granite stones can be made into fragile boxes that look really chic by artisans who are skilled. There are a huge variety of granite boxes available in various sizes and shapes with intricate designs. These boxes are painted, carved, polished or made with colorful Minakari or beaded work. These boxes are also a perfect piece of attraction. Huge boxes kept in the room changes the whole look of the room. These boxes are not only modern pieces of art, but also ethnic. Granite stone boxes are used as jewelry boxes to cigar or pencil boxes, candy jars to napkin holders. These boxes can be custom made that would suit the taste and need of an individual. It can be given as gift to anyone irrespective of the sex and age and for any occasion.

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