Style Guide – Decorative Stone Clocks

Natural stone is quickly becoming one of the most popular decorative materials around the world. This is for a number of reasons, chief of which is our collective rebellion against the molded plastic world of fake doodads and flashing lights. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to architecturally replace all of their interior features with natural stone, and even the installation of just a simple slate floor can be costly and time consuming. That is why decorative accessories, such as natural stone wall clocks, are such an important option for homeowners today.

The great thing about stone clocks is that they are made from real pieces of a soaring mountainside. That’s the real, natural material. But unlike costly and messy architectural installations, a stone clock can be placed into a home using a simple metal peg in the wall.

There are a wide variety of types of stone that can be used in the manufacture of stone clocks. Marble is an elegant stone that has often been used in works of architecture, and art, throughout human history. Usually found in its polished form, marble clocks are a sophisticated way to incorporate the natural world into your home.

Slate is the rustic counterpart to marble. Fierce, multicolored, and clefted dimensionally, slate clocks tend to be wild and untamed pieces of decorative beauty.

Sandstone and travertine act as sort of the middle point between the two types of stone. Generally these materials have a honed, flat surface, which makes them more like marble, yet the colors, and unique, wild features found in their surfaces, gives them the power and spirit of slate.

Onyx is a translucent natural stone, which can be made into a truly unique glowing clock. What happens is that the stone is crafted into a box, and then a light is set behind the face of the piece. When the light is turned on, the glow permeates the stone, filling it and revealing a wealth of hidden colors and features.

Aside from different types of stone, each type is also usually available in a multitude of colors and multi-colors. Multi-colored stones are those which display more than one color in their surface. These colors often mingle with one another to create unique patterns, and one of a kind features which can give a clock a distinct personality.

Other considerations for stone wall clocks include the size, shape, and the type of face that is used. These can often be mixed and matched with different types of stone, to personalize the piece that you purchase.