Montaione onyx is an exquisitely beautiful material for its variations in colour and geometry
From the heart of Tuscany
This onyx is unique in its chromatic variation and alternation, and it can be used to make small objects and jewellery, in combination with precious metals, always displaying its personality, which is quite simply exceptional.
This is why it has been used, both in recent history and over the centuries, in some of the works that adorn the Uffizi Gallery, the Vasari Corridor and the Pitti Palace in Florence.
Unfortunately there is no archive to record all the artefacts made with this material, because many of them have been classified under the generic terms “marble”, or “alabaster”, but the fact remains that many works in onyx are displayed in churches, museums and ancient palaces, in testimony to the stone’s undisputed worth.
Ancient history – and recent history too – features the use of this material which, thanks to enterprising small Tuscan firms, has known glory all over the world.
The Montaione area
The area of Montaione has been inhabited since Etruscan and Roman times, as we know from extensive archaeological finds such as the remains of necropolises and furnaces at Poggio all'Aglione, Belafonte and other places.