Granite is an extremely common stone all over the world, and make up a substantial portion of the earth’s crust.
Granite is an igneous rock, and was formed deep under the earth’s crust as molten lava and rock cooled very slowly. During the cooling process, minerals like feldspar and quartz crystallized and bonded together.
Because of the way it was formed, granite is very strong, and resists water and food acids. It looks like a bunch of crystals packed together very tightly. Some granites have larger crystals and some have very small crystals, and some contain both.
It is found on all 7 continents and beneath the waves of the earth’s oceans. The presence of different minerals during its formation causes granite to take on an almost endless variety of colors, from white to black, red to blue, and every blend of color possible.
Granite is typically classified by price groups or levels, these levels are determined by the cost and availability or rarity of the stone, as well as the quality.