The natural marble coasters feature quotes on smoking from some of history's great thinkers, including Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and Winston Churchill. The quotable coasters include thoughts on tobacco, cigars & pipe smoking such as Churchill, "My rule of life is the sacred rite of smoking cigars before, after and during all meals and in the intervals in between."; Twain, "If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go." and "Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man's enjoyment of his cigar."; and Einstein, "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs."
Each 100% authentic Botticino tumbled marble tile is hand-selected for its beautiful color and character. Carved from large marble blocks, no two stones will ever be alike. The marble is dug up from the earth, they are not made from a manufactured resin/polymer composite. There are natural colorations, fissures and veins which all add to the beauty of the stone. Itís taken millions of years, massive amounts of heat and pressure and a lot of manpower to create these rare tiles. They go through a deliberate tumbling process to give the edges a rough-hewn antique look. Handcrafted & printed in the USA. (shipping weight 5 lbs)