Before you make a purchase, please understand that like marble, alabaster stones are products of nature and natural fractures, scratches and crevices are common but not defects. Natural stones reaching the market come from mountains that are many years of age and any inherent fractures, crack lines, crevices and marks are a part of the natural character of the stone.
Alabaster is a product of nature and no two pieces are exactly alike. As a natural product they are prone to variations in color, flow, grain, tonality, veining, shade and texture. Natural fractures, crack lines and scratches existing in your stone are intrinsic, which actually adds to the beauty, history and charm of the material, and are left in their natural state for its beauty.