2019 Stone of the Year


Labradorite Bianca swatch

Labradorite Bianca by Sun Minerals Madagascar has been chosen as the 2019 Natural Stone Institute Stone of the Year. The stone will be featured on 2019 member certificates, membership code of ethics, and association marketing materials throughout the year.

Labradorite Bianca, a luxurious exotic semi-precious white Labradorite granite is available exclusively in the quarry owned by Sun Minerals Madagascar. Quarried in the remote southwestern region of Madagascar, this stone has a color palette varying from pure white to light grey. The granite is highlighted by flecks of iridescent blue Labradorite crystals. Labradorite Bianca is one of the rarest and most unique natural stones of its kind and is extremely durable. It exhibits an aura of luxury and opulence and is ideal for mansions, hotels, resorts, commercial buildings, and luxurious residential developments.

For more information on Labradorite Bianca granite, please visit www.sunmineralsmadagascar.rocks.

Past “Stone of the Year” recipients

2018 – Desert Beige Marble by Egymar International and International Marble Company
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 Jim Hieb at jim@naturalstoneinstitute.org


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