Crema Marfil is quarried from a bedrock quarry in a mountain range near Bursa, Turkey. It is a common characteristic for this stone to have voids in the raw material. Before it reaches the polishing stages, these voids are filled with a polyester resin. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity. Due to the nature of the tumbled finish, a stone-enhancing sealer will help to accentuate the natural colors in the stone that may be subdued after going through the tumbling process.