2018 Stone of the Year

Desert Beige Marble by Egymar International and International Marble Company has been chosen as the 2018 Natural Stone Institute Stone of the Year. The stone will be featured on 2018 member certificates, membership code of ethics, and association marketing materials throughout the year. 

Desert Beige Marble, also known as Crema Lisboa Marmol, is a light beige marble from Oman used in prestigious projects around the world because of its strength, reliability, and sustainability. Its technical specifications match with the quality standards of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM).

For more information on Desert Beige Marble, please visit www.intmarbleco.com/ and www.egymar.com.


Past “Stone of the Year” recipients

2017 – Las Vegas Rock by Cereser & Las Vegas Rock
2016 – Lundhs Blue by Lundhs
2015 – White Diamond by Cereser
2014 – Rossette by TAB India Granites Pvt Ltd
2013 – Bethel White by Rock of Ages
2012 – Echo Lake by Coldspring
2011 – Irish Green by Antolini Luigi
2010 – German Greenstone by JMS
2009 – Vermont Verde Antique by Vermont Verde Antique LLC
2008 – Masi Quartzite
2007 – PP4 Black Granite by Gem Granites
2006 – Kasota Valley Limestone by Coldspring
2005 – Giallo Corallo by Testi Group
2004 – Silver Cloud Imperial by Fletcher Granite
2003 – Sequoia by Testi Group
2002 – Golden Vyara
2001 – Black Saint Laurent
2000 – Glacier Bluff Minnesota Stone by Vetter Stone Company
1999 – Sunset Red by Coldspring
1998 - Verde Issorie
1997 – Scheherazade Vein by New Mexico Travertine
1996 – Tadoussac by Granicor
1995 - Bianca Rosa

To inquire about being a future “stone of the year” recipient, contact Jeff Handley at membership@naturalstoneinstitute.org.


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