English Brown is quarried from a bedrock quarry in the town of Warangal in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The size and color of each block is fairly consistent between shipments. Occasionally, English Brown slabs may contain some black biotite crystal spots or veins. Normally, the slab sizes are very large with a consistent structure between shipments. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the slabs to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist in the stone. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the slab. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.
This granite is also known as Sapphire Blue, Sapphire Brown or Sapphire Jolie.