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Ancient Elements Create Artful Counters

I’m in love.  Let me back up a moment.  You all know how I like quartz counter tops and I will continue to sing their praises BUT this is LOVE. You’re looking at a “petrified wood ammonite counter top”, made from natural wood turned to stone, over time, and ammonite shells.  These components are fit together and formed into a slab using clear resins.


These fossils are sourced in Madagascar.  The material is 3cm (1 3/16”), polished or honed and you can find this glorious slab at Stone Gallery Miami.



Slabs are approximately 110” by 65” and will run you in the neighborhood of $14,000.   This is a quintessential example of Kitchen Art with a capital “A”!

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Ametista Semi-precious 3cm (Illuminated)


The above slab contains amethyst from Brazil.  If you spec this $19,000 slab don’t even think about not back lighting it.  This example is showing  the slab illuminated to highlight the natural color.  All these slabs are solid 3cm material, no veneer here.

Stone Gallery specializes in the most beautiful granites and marbles and it’s not all 14K a slab! Their showroom is located here in West Palm Beach but they have a brand new location in Miami.  See the Kitchens for Living Local Resources Section for further info.


Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.


Joseph Freenor

This is a very slick material. Way too expensive for us to use, but it is definitely gorgeous.

Gloria Graham

Yes it is! There is a lucky someone out there who will own it, an exhilarating thought, even though it’s not me 😉

Cathie Armstrong-Moore

The day brightens when you have a client that truly appreciates unique finishes and you have the project where one can influence their use. When the two meld that is true exhilaration and pleasure for many people.

Gloria Graham

Amen, Cathie, and when that client shows up I’ll be sure to report it! Thanks for weighing in!

Arthur Morehead

Very nice indeed, looks similar to a rare Ribbon Onyx that I paint on columns or an accent to ornamental work, very nice

Gloria Graham

Thanks for the comment, Arthur. I think this would also make a great painting.

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