Below are the details of the marble inlay work items-how the price is determined,various color combinations,types of stones and marble used,design etc which will help you in knowing about this work

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PRICES 

How is the cost of the marble inlay items determined

Prices of each and every item is given along with the shipping cost. Here we are just giving the factors which determines  the prices of the inlay items.Prices of inlay  items don’t depend on the size but depend on the following factors.

 

A) 

QUANTITY OF STONES: More stones in an article means more prices and less stones means less  price.  If the size of two articles is same then the one having more stones will be more in price compared with the one having  fewer stones; provided that the quality of workmanship is same and  the semi- precious stones used for inlay are also same.

 

B) 

QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP: Quality of workmanship depends on -

 


a) Size of the stones :The smaller the size of the stones used for inlay, the higher the quality.In Small size of inlay work the flowers,leaves,buds are small in size compared to the big work.Most of the items on our website belongs to this category except few table tops.

Inlay Work with bigger size of stones is easier to do and hence it is cheaper.The work with BIGGER STONES (see an example) is known as  IMARTI WORK-meaning done in Mughal monuments in Agra,Delhi and in other parts of the Mughal empire.

This type of work we normally do in some big table tops especially in black table tops.Black table tops with big inlay are normally cheaper than table tops with small inlay.This bigger inlay work is suitable for Medallions,border tiles,Floor decoration,or for any other surface which requires large scale inlay.


b) Intricacy in the workmanship: joining of many pieces of stones together to create the  flowers, leaves or  buds increases the intricacy in the workmanship. So the flowers, leaves and buds with more joints takes more time to make. Therefore the items having such workmanship are more in price compared to items having less intricate work.

 

c) Fitting of the stones in marble-This is very important aspect of inlay work. In a bad work there are gaps between marble and stones. This shows glue in the item. All the  hard work in designing and shaping of the stones will go to waste if the stones are not  fitted properly. Though the little glue is inevitable even in the highest quality as this hand work.

 

C)

TYPES OF STONES USED: Malachite, Lapis lazuli, Coral, Turquoise, Cornelian are costlier than other stones. If these stones are used predominantly in inlay work; then the prices are more.in comparison to items which have cheaper stones..

  Thus the prices depends on the above three factors. If in any given item 1&2 are same then the price will depend on 3. If 1&3 were same then 2 would determine the price. If 2&3 are same then 1 determines the price.

Therefore  if somebody wants to gets the cost reduced then  it is possible to reduce the quantity of stones in that item without compromising on the quality.

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COLOR COMBINATION OF VARIOUS MARBLE INLAY ITEMS

Various color combinations for the marble inlay items are given below:-

1.Multiple color combination --where we use many semi-precious stones lapisLazuli (blue), Malachite (green), Cornelian (orange), Paua shell (colorful shining),mother of pearl (white shining).Coral (red).

2.One color :--  lapislazuli, Malachite, Cornelian, paua shell are used mainly with little use of other stones.
3. Combination of Two stonesExamples of two color combinations are given below. Besides these there are also other possibilities.
a) Lapis & Malachite (blue & green),

b) Lapis &Paua shell. (blue& shining)

c) Lapis & Cornelian (blue & orange)

d) Malachite & Cornelian (green & orange),

e) Malachite &Paua shell,(green & shining)

f) Cornelian & Paua Shell  (orange & shining),

EXCEPT A FEW EXCEPTIONS ANY DESIGN CAN BE MADE IN DIFFERENT COLOR COMBINATIONS STATED ABOVE WHICH MEANS IF A PERSON DOESN’T LIKE A COLOR COMBINATION OF ANY DESIGN IT CAN BE CHANGED TO OTHER COLOR COMBINATION OF THEIR CHOICE .

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VARIOUS LAYOUTS FOR INLAY WORK

Most of the marble inlay items will have basically these three types of arrangement for covering the surface and this arrangement factor determines the cost of the items.

The designs are made by using different layout---

1.Full of work (click to see an example of this)-------------The whole surface is covered with inlay work. Normally the design is geometrical pattern in this layout but it can be floral also.

2.Combination of center design with border design  (click to see an example of this)---------------in this there is a border design in combination with a center design. The border can be of any width from 1.5" to 5" or more ie. 4 cms to 12 cms. The width of the border design depends on the size of the table top.

3.Border design only  (click to see an example of this)---In this there is only a border design on the edge of the table top.the rest of the inner

space is plain.The border can be of any width from 1.5" to 5" or more ie. 4 cms to 12 cms or more.The width of the border design depends on the size of the table top. 

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SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES AND OTHER STONES USED IN THE INLAY WORK

  1. LAPISLAZULI (Afghanistan),  ---------------------BLUE --------------------------- 
  2. MALACHITE(South  Africa),  ---------------------GREEN----------------------------
  3. TURQUOISE   (Iran),  ---------------------------SKY BLUE
  4. CORAL (Italy),--------------------------------------RED
  5. CORNELIAN (India),  ----------------------------ORANGE
  6. PAUA SHELL (New Zealand) -----------------COLORFUL SHINY
  7. JASPER----------------------------------------------RED
  8. AGATE------------------------------------------------ORANGE,RED
  9. JADE--------------------------------------------------GREEN
  10. ONYX--------------------------------------------------RED,ORANGE
  11. AMETHYST------------------------------------------PURPLE

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DIFFERENT KINDS OF MARBLE USED FOR MAKING MARBLE INLAY ITEMS 

The different marble used by us for making these items are-

  1. MAKRANA MARBLE
  2. BLACK MARBLE
  3. ALABASTER
  4. GREEN MARBLE
  5. YELLOW
  6. BOTTICINO
  7. CREMA MARFILL