“Marble” means "shining stone"

Marble is beloved as a timeless and classic material, adding a note of luxury to any room. If you’ve been admiring a photo of a marble countertop, there’s a good chance it might be Carrara. This is the most common type of Italian marble.Other types from Italy include Calacatta and Statuario (you can read about the Italian marbles in types from around the world include the luxurious Calacatta Gold (with gold veining), Emperador and Crema Marfil (from Spain), Levadia Black (from Greece), Giallo Antico (from Tunisia), Connemara (from Ireland), Danby and Yule (from Vermont and Colorado, respectively).Michelangelo’s David? Marble. The Lincoln Memorial? Marble. The Elgin Marbles? Yes, marble. This material has been chosen for its purity and luxury as far back as ancient times. Artists and sculptors have long favored it, too, for the slight translucent quality of the surface, lending depth and realism to statues of human figures.