The icon, carved from stone, is not only an example of art, but an image of worship that has obscured for centuries. Stone - durable and resistant to weathering will create a need for restoration over the centuries. Another remarkable property of the stone is the ability to succumb to embossed and rounded outlines. For facade icons, natural marble is a good solution. Due to the light translucency, a play of sun rays is formed on the smooth surface of the marble product, creating the effect of mystery and depth of space.
When carving stone, many factors are taken into account: the depth of cut of the marble, the ground or polished surface finish, and it is also important to use only high quality stone.