The stones, after being quarried, are to be cut into suitable sizes and with suitable surfaces. This process is known as the dressing of stones. Varieties of finishes can be obtained by the dressing of stones and reticulated finish is one of them. This type of finish represents a net like appearance as shown in fig.. A margin, about 20mm wide, is marked on edges of stone and irregular sinking are made on the enclosed space. A margin, about 10mm wide is provided around the irregularly shaped sinking, having a depth of about 5mm. A pointed tool is used to put the marks on the sunk surface so as to present a pock-marked appearance.