While metamorphic minerals like agate were created "instantly" from super-heated molten rock, calcite is found in gently, slowly and cooly created sedimentary rocks.
Calcite is often called alabaster, and is a key constituent of marble - you will recognise those wavy lines you see in marble.
We love the beautiful blends of colours here (including a touch of Chelsea FC blue!) - something that nature does that man finds very hard - if not impossible - to copy.
It is 68 x 68 cms, so half the size of our large 138 x 138 cms scarves, and much less than half the price of those scarves.
It is the same satin silk, sourced in China, printed in Como, Northern Italy, and is currently being offered by prestige retailers at £75, but with the benefit of free next day delivery (once dispatched).