The drawing on the left was my plan and only guideline. Most importantly for me was to find the right feel and that rough sketch captured that essence. There was some mathematics involved, but I've made this piece more by eye and gut feeling the anything else. It's only 0.5 mm out in hight, compared to the initial drawing. Besides that there is no comparison, it doesn't even come close :)
Just for fun i've added a few shells, to give that tiny little extra detail.
Unfortunately the table top cracked across a color line, just a short while ago. I've no picture of that because the brittle edges are so easily damaged, i immediately glued it back together! To show you the fractured marble could be saved the shiny proof of what elbow grease and micro mesh can do.