The sandblaster is the most valuable tool in our facility. Tiny grains of sand pressurized and forced against the hard granite surface slowly chip away at the exposed parts of the stone left by the stencil. This technique allows the blast technician to sculpt and mold letters, shapes, and line art designs into the stone while maintaining crisp edges and avoiding damage to the polish. After the stone completes its blast journey, it is painted and the rubber stencil is removed. The granite either continues its journey for custom artwork or is sent to the setting crew for delivery.