Giallo Santo is quarried from a bedrock quarry located in the northern part of Espirito Santo, Brazil. It is one of the larger quarries, producing more than one hundred truckloads per month. The structure is fairly consistent on each shipment but may have some variation in movement and veining. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the slab 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. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.
This granite is also known as Giallo Ornamentale, Ornamental Gold or Santa Cecilia Light.