Angel Vase is made out of white marble of Macael. This particularly white and luxurios marble is found in the southern Spanish quarry of Macael, Almeria.
This region is rich in marble and different varieties and colours can be extracted. The most famous and worldwide used is the white variety, also known as “Macael white gold” due to the purity of its whiteness.
Macael white ranges from full whiteness to white with grey marble pattern, typically this pattern tends to be in one direction due to the natural formation of the stone over the years.
Marble is a natural material and its exact colour, purity and marble pattern depends on where the marble is extracted from the quarry. We pride ourselves on working with the best artisans and all the marble used in our vases are carefully selected by the trained eye of the lifelong artisans of the region.
Macael marble has been used since ancient times to contemporary days, being present is master pieces such as the Roman Theatre in Meriday, the Alhambra (Granada) and the modern seven star hotel Burj Al Arab.
Macael holds a rich heritage and knowledge about marble, having the quarry exploitation started around 5000 years ago: extracting, manipulating, converting and exporting marble all around the world.
This is a unique quarry since is the only one where white marble can be found in the whole Iberian Peninsula. It is located in a very privileged location, not far away from the only desert of Europe where a tree has never grown, Tabernas. It is also very close the natural park Cabo de Gata, one the best spots to discover and preserve wild marine life of the Mediterranean.