After the success of previous campaigns "Eternity Dice: forged from lava", "Eternity Dice: Earh Edition" and "Eternity Dice Prestige Edition", we're back on Kickstarter to offer what we believe is the maximum that we can do by hand on a dice. With this campaign we want to propose "Eternity Dice Regular and Charms Edition", sculpted by hand in stone, with a polished finish and highly accurate details.
Now finally all Dice have edge with a polished finish and highly accurate details!
"Eternity Dice - Charms Edition" takes the beauty and craftsmanship of Eternity Dice one step further, becoming a unique piece of art that can be worn. The silver bayonet is set directly into the stone, keeping you from losing it, while the quick release system allows it to be detached and used at a moments notice.
Players and discerning collectors may choose to keep their charm as a necklace, bracelet or keychain, while others may choose to give it as a unique gift to a loved one.
Charms Edition takes Eternity Dice to the next level, becoming jewelry that can be worn to your gaming sessions or used any time you want to leave a decision up to chance.
Due to the natural grain of the stones, each die is completely unique; no two are alike.
We are very proud of Charms Edition and hope that you like it as much as we do.
Each die is created by hand from the rough stone and cut up to polishing finish, which is made with seven different brushesr grit, from coarser to finer. The end result is really amazing. Polishing enhances and makes it visible to the naked eye the natural veining and brilliant colors of the stone.
For everyone that needs more information, here is a short description of each available stone, to help in your choice:
- Giallo reale (Siena, Italy)
The "Giallo Reale" comes from the hills of Siena. It is one of the "colored Marble" most famous and most beautiful in Italy, prized since ancient times. Its yellow color recalls gold, sun and light, it' s a symbol of luxury and power, and an emblem of military triumphs, coronations, weddings gifts. For these reasons and for its rarity also, it's called "lithic gold". The beauty of this yellow marble is due to its grain, from white-ivory to blue-gray and reddish, which offer a stunning multi-colored universe, capable of arousing feelings of admiration and stimulate artistic creativity. The "Giallo Siena" is very beautiful to look at with its beautiful colors in warm tones due to the infiltration of iron oxides but also difficult to extract for commercial blocks, because of its genesis.
- Grigio Repen
It is a gray marble containing fossil remains. These very compact stones, were used since ancient times for the flooring and in architectural ornaments in Veneto, Friuli and Slovenia. Today, as a demonstration of their durability, this marble still retains the original features.
- Verde Alpi
The "Verde Alpi" marble is related to Italian tradition and it consists of a deep green heart, with elegant veining clearer.
- Trani Stone
The Trani Stone is a carbonate rock mined in Puglia in the Murgia area, from quarries located near the Trani city. It is composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). This stone was used for construction and local artwork as the Cathedral of Trani, the monument for Cesare Bazzani,and the Casa del fascio (Como).
- Vesuvian Lava Stone
The lava of Vesuvius is different from that of Etna or the Aeolian islands since, modifying itself during the centuries, it has become rich in potassium and decreased its quantity of silice, coming to be harder than marble.
- Rosso Verona
The "Rosso Verona" (red marble) is a nodular limestone belonging to the polishable limestone group. It contains fossil skeletons of ammonites and belemnites rostra of microsparitica immersed in a matrix formed by fecal pellets. It can be extracted from the “Rosso Ammonitico Veronese” or the “Scaglia Rossa”, both emerging and extracted in the Lessini Mountains.
- Nero Marquina
The "Nero Marquina" is a black marble widely used for fine ornamental works. Its black color with clear grains make it a material of the highest international level. The "Nero Marquina" marble is often used in checkered flooring together with white Carrara marble.
- Rosa Portogallo
“Rosa Portogallo” (pink marble) came from Estremoz, Portugal. It has been used since Antiquity as a material for sculpture and architecture. The first exports in Roman times were probably for the construction of the Circus Maximus of Emerita Augusta, in modern day Spain. The Portuguese navigators exported this marble to Africa, India and Brazil. The marble from this region was used in famed locations such as the Monastery of Jerónimos, the Monastery of Batalha, the Monastery of Alcobaça and the Tower of Belém. Portugal is the second largest exporter of marble in the world, surpassed only by Italy (Carrara marble). About 85% of this marble (over 370,000 tons) is produced around Estremoz. In the quarries marble blocks are cut from the rock with a diamond wire saw, a durable steel cable with a series of circular diamond beads. The wire saw may need a day to cut through the marble.
- Azul Cielo (Argentine)
Azul Cielo marble is a metamorphic medium-grained crystalline marble derived from the Ordovician Geological period (about 500 million years ago), resulting from regional or at times contact metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, either limestone or dolostone. This metamorphic process causes a complete recrystallization of the original rock into an interlocking mosaic of calcite and/or dolomite crystals. The temperatures and pressures necessary to form azul cielo marble usually destroy any fossils and sedimentary textures present in the original rock as the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, this marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material.
- Rosso Francia
The “Rosso Francia” was widely used in the reign of Louis XIV. Versailles was grandly decorated with this red colored marbles that came from the South of France. Although from many quarries they were grouped under the name of “Languedoc Red”. The Grand Trianon palace in particular was decorated with mantels in these marbles. Rosso Francia alone symbolize the passion for marble of the architects and Kings of the French “Ancien Régime”.
- Bianco di Carrara
Bianco di Carrara, is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried at the city of Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in modern day Tuscany, Italy. The marble quarries were monitored by the Cybo and Malaspina families who ruled over Massa and Carrara during the 17th and 18th centuries. The family created the Office of Marble in 1564 to regulate the marble mining industry. The city of Massa, in particular, saw much of its plan redesigned (new roads, plazas, intersections, pavings) in order to make it worthy of an Italian country's capital. The Basilica of Massa is built entirely of Carrara marble and the old Ducal Palace of Massa was used to showcase the precious stone.
- Bardiglio imperiale (Carrara)
The “Bardiglio Imperiale” comes from Carrara (Italy) and its tipical color is an intense ashen blue, with whitish or dark veins.
Risks and challenges
We have already successfully financed three Kickstarter campaigns and our backers have been very happy with our products. This is a new adventure for us. We rely on an international shipping partner for sending trackable shipments worldwide. We’re learned a lot from our previous campaigns, and continue to improve and mature as a company. The risk is that the campaign fails to take off. It's really hard to work these stones by hand: you need to get the material from the quarry, carry and work it in the lab. For each die, about 10 pieces have to be trashed because of chipping or manufacture that doesn't fully satisfy our maniacal precision. So there is a large amount of stone that is discarded because it is not suitable for a high level of production. We love our stone dice, but it's really difficult to let understand such an unique product into a wider market, so we trust in you in order to keep the production alive and improve constantly our skills. We were able to achieve this level of finish and attention to our products thanks to advices and comments of the whole Kickstarter community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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