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Before our paperweights leave our workshop in Tuscany, we apply three coats of the highest possible level of protective penetrating sealant to preserve both the piece itself and the natural feel of the gorgeous Statuario marble.
However, please bear in mind that there is no sealer on the market that can make natural stone 100% stain proof, especially if you leave the staining agent on it for a prolonged period. The sealant allows you to have a few hours between the moment the staining agent (for example, coffee or perfume) comes in contact with the stone and the moment you wipe it off. So, if coffee somehow spills on your paperweight, you will need to wipe it off within a few hours to avoid permanent staining.
As far as maintenance goes, DO NOT use cleaners containing abrasive cleansers, ammonia, bleach, acid or even those “homemade remedies” made from lemon, vinegar and the like. Simply use water or a neutral detergent. It will be more than enough.