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“Pietra Paesina”, its literal translation, "landscape stone", has been collected for hundreds of years (since 1465AD)
throughout Europe where it was highly regarded for its rarity as a precious ornament and was very much sought
after and in demand in the Royal Courts. The name refers to its unusual colors and designs. The beautiful patterns
are created when the earth's movement causes fractures in the stone. It is a silty limestone, found randomly in
Tuscany, Italy that was formed in sea beds during the Eocene epoch period, about 53 to 39 million years ago.

It is a sedimentary stone mainly made of compressed limestone and clay that was formed in sea beds with
infiltrations of iron and manganese hydroxide which create the different colors with light grey from the limestone,
reddish-brown from iron oxides and manganese provides black and blue for the clay. You may even find crystalline
or calcite inclusions and dendrite patterns if you are lucky. The best quality, color and patterned Paesina Stone
comes only from the hills around the city of Florence, and in the Rock and Mineral World is sometimes referred to
as "Pietra di Firenze"(Florence stone).

This is a highly sought after, but rarely found stone for jewelry, furniture inlay and decorator drawer pulls,
architectural accents and it is especially prized by rock and mineral collectors.
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XL Polished Face Slab of Pietra di Firenze (Florence stone)
Here is an excellent extra large polished face slab of Pietra Paesina from Florence Italy. Very Nice definitive
landscape design, rolling hills and maybe a house? What do you see?
This specimen weighs 13.7 oz or 0.859 lb (390g)
and measures 9 x 4.46 x 0.26 inches (22.8cm x 11.3 cm x 6.8mm)
Item # PAE03140317
XL Polished Face Slab of Pietra
di Firenze (Florence stone)

$149.00
"Paésine" the stone is a variety of limestone alberese found in Italy in the Northern Apennines and the mountains of
Morello, Silla and Santa Fioria , which is the most extraordinary case of " figurative stone" of the family limestone.
This rock is also known as marble or limestone ruiniforme , landscape stone or Florentine marble. Sawn and
polished successive tranches with different designs for each section, the Paésine ruiniform evoke landscapes.
Green , blue or gray suggest the sky and the sea, brown veins houses, castles, towers , dungeons and ramparts,
churches and villages in ruins or shores, cliffs and caves.

The " Pietra Paesina " aroused the admiration of lovers of natural curiosities offices in the Renaissance. The
Medici decorated their Italian firms were in inlays inclusions in hard stones by Florentine artisans. The Paésine
were sometimes painted their fantastic decor background for these tables of stone seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries , This stone is very popular with collectors.
Polished Face Slab of Pietra Paesina
Here is an excellent polished face slab of Pietra Paesina from Italy with a
nice Crystalline included line. We see a view out of a cave ...or...maybe a
view over mountains.  What do you see?

This specimen weighs 1.68 oz (48g)
and measures 3.86 x 1.75 x 0.19" (9.82cm x 4.46cm x 4.9mm)
Item # 24PAE03141032
Polished Face Slab of
Pietra Paesina

$48.00
Polished Face Slab of Pietra Paesina
Here is an excellent polished face slab of Pietra Paesina from Italy with Crystalline
included line. We see a view out of a cave ...or...maybe a view over mountains.  What
do you see?

This specimen weighs 2.4 oz (67.5g)
and measures 3.8 x 2 x 0.25" (9.6cm x 5.2cm x 6.4mm)

There is a corner that is only cut to 0.17"(4.5mm) edge of angled stone (under SCA 23 tag and above the tag)
Item # 23PAE03142042
Polished Face Slab of Pietra
Paesina

$48.00
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