The Wonder 500

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A fine-grained biotite granodiorite, Aji Stone is mined in an area of Japan that spans Mure-cho and Aji-cho in the northeastern part of Kagawa Prefecture. The stone’s fine texture and beautiful luster has gained it the nickname “the diamond of granite.” Rock End bookends are made of this, the world’s most expensive and highest grade stone material. Split lengthwise at the center, these unique stone bookends bring the rugged beauty of the natural world to your bookshelves. Master stoneworkers follow the rock’s natural lines to maintain the integrity of this beautiful stone and finish the inside to a perfectly smooth surface to keep books from damage. These stately bookends are an exquisite accent for any room design.