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Stone Selection

In our ongoing effort to stay true to our craft and honor the techniques used by sculptors and artisans for centuries, we use only the purest of materials to yield the following rare Cortina Stone™ finishes. Each Tartaruga cast stone mantle or kitchen hood is made using any one of the following Cortina Stones™. Custom stone development and color matching by our artisans is also available.

Classico - Standard

Our cream color has been refined over the years to compliment any interior-texture is rustic with flat surfaces having unique textures. Suitable for medium to large mantels.
Classico - Standard Our cream color has been refined over the years to compliment any interior-texture is rustic with flat surfaces having unique textures. Suitable for medium to large mantels.
French Limestone - Upgrade

Several stages of hand finishing beyond the Classico stone gives this material a somewhat soft, warm finish. This stone color was inspired by the château of the Loire valley in France. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
French Limestone - Upgrade Several stages of hand finishing beyond the Classico stone gives this material a somewhat soft, warm finish. This stone color was inspired by the château of the Loire valley in France. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
Indiana Grey - Upgrade

Same texture as French Limestone in a grey/buff color. Exceptionally suited for Tudor or Gothic style mantels. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
Indiana Grey - Upgrade Same texture as French Limestone in a grey/buff color. Exceptionally suited for Tudor or Gothic style mantels. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
Jerusalem Gold - Upgrade

A creamy base with buff and yellow accents- Surface texture is a honed finish.
Jerusalem Gold - Upgrade A creamy base with buff and yellow accents- Surface texture is a honed finish.
Charmot - Upgrade

A smoother version of our French limestone with little or no pitting-surface texture is a honed finish. The ultimate finish for showing every sculptural detail.
Charmot - Upgrade A smoother version of our French limestone with little or no pitting-surface texture is a honed finish. The ultimate finish for showing every sculptural detail.
Botticino - Premium

Our unique premium stone - incomparable in it’s subtle variations of hues and textures-No less than six stages of hand work is required to achieve the soft polished finish with the texture of a natural travertine. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
Botticino - Premium Our unique premium stone - incomparable in it’s subtle variations of hues and textures-No less than six stages of hand work is required to achieve the soft polished finish with the texture of a natural travertine. Suitable for all mantel sizes.
Giallo Rosso - Premium

Bold color and texture inspired by many visits to Northern Italy (Vicenza and Verona). Surface texture is a polished finish.
Giallo Rosso - Premium Bold color and texture inspired by many visits to Northern Italy (Vicenza and Verona). Surface texture is a polished finish.
Noce - Premium

Deep brown with interesting veining. Based upon the Italian Travertino Noce stone. Surface texture is a polished finish.
Noce - Premium Deep brown with interesting veining. Based upon the Italian Travertino Noce stone. Surface texture is a polished finish.
Crema - Premium

Another one of Tartaruga's exclusive finishes. Inspired by the ubiquitous spanish Crema Marfil marble, this premium polished finish is the latest addition to our collection. Its sheen and elegance enhances traditional profiles and is therefore well suited for simple classical and contemporary mantels of moderate size.
Crema - Premium Another one of Tartaruga's exclusive finishes. Inspired by the ubiquitous spanish Crema Marfil marble, this premium polished finish is the latest addition to our collection. Its sheen and elegance enhances traditional profiles and is therefore well suited for simple classical and contemporary mantels of moderate size.
French Limestone with Patina - Upgrade

This stone has the appearance of the aging stones in French Châteaux. Our French limestone patina greatly enhances the stones texture and carved recess.
French Limestone with Patina - Upgrade This stone has the appearance of the aging stones in French Châteaux. Our French limestone patina greatly enhances the stones texture and carved recess.
Botticino with Patina - Premium

This stone has the appearance of centuries of Mediterranean weathering. Inspired by many visits to the palaces of Venice, Italy.
Botticino with Patina - Premium This stone has the appearance of centuries of Mediterranean weathering. Inspired by many visits to the palaces of Venice, Italy.
Giallo Rosso with Patina - Premium

Reminiscent of Juliets’ balcony in Verona, Italy. Where this stone color is common. This black wax type of patina greatly enhances detailing and depth on any piece.
Giallo Rosso with Patina - Premium Reminiscent of Juliets’ balcony in Verona, Italy. Where this stone color is common. This black wax type of patina greatly enhances detailing and depth on any piece.
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