The carving of alabaster is an ancient tradition in Volterra, Italy. The
Etruscans used alabaster to make urns (urne), vases (vasi) and other works of art (opere d'arte). The natural deposits of alabaster
surrounding Volterra are considered one of the most precious (prezioso) around the world,
given its particular compactness, transparency, veins and hardness.
The alabaster eggs (uova di alabastro), fruit (frutta), egg stands (uovo di supporto), napkinrings (anelli di tovagliolo), wine bottle stoppers (tappi bottiglia di vino) and pendants (ciondoli) we offer are imported from Volterra, Italy. They were hand carved from
a solid piece of white (bianco) alabaster stone and then hand painted and polished.