Bowled Over

Hand-hewn stone bowls

Who says delicate objects can't have rough beginnings? Each of these unique bowls is hand-hewn from a coarse block of sedimentary stone containing amethyst, lapis, or other semiprecious material found in the mountains of Pakistan and India. "I think of it as making nature functional," says Christopher Gow, co-owner of Ruzzetti & Gow in New York City, who discovered them in Rajasthan. Among the choices: conglomerate ($110), jasper ($420), and a rare green conglomerate ($110). For information and to order: 212-327-4281.