This beautiful Finnish lantern "Tulikka" is made out of 2.3 billion year old soap stone.
You will see flames dance within the lanterns delicate stone petals.
Soapstone is relatively soft stone material, that can be crafted to various shapes and forms by experienced craftsmen. Even though soft, the stone is very dense and heavy material. For example, it does not absorb any liquids or tastes. Soapstone has been tested and approved to be used in preparing or storing food products.
Soapstone is extremely sturdy stone material, that can withstand well challenges of modern environment. 2.3 billion years long “manufacturing process” has prepared it for most of the challenges it might encounter.