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Carved in Stone

Oct 03, 2011

Carved in Stone

V is for Verde Antique This green beauty gob-smacks our favorite geologist. By Bill Langer Verd-antique, (verd-an-teek) — etym., viridis (vir’-e-dis), green, and antiquus (an-ti’-qwus), ancient (noun) — ‘Serpentine … of a tint resembling that of the green incrustation on ancient coins.’ From ...

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Carved in Stone

Apr 01, 2010

Carved in Stone

D is for diamond Real diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but synthetic ones opened up a whole new world for granite. By Bill Langer In last month’s Carved in Stone column, I wandered off on a tangent about our kitchen countertop that ...

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