The Cilantro mortar and pestle from Swissmar is made from highest quality, half-polished G1 granite and natural and M10 marble rose river. The pestle is heavy and comfortable and allows for easy crushing, mixing, and grinding of herbs and spices. The heavy mortar is well balanced and suitable for rigorous grinding and pounding. The beautiful mortar and pestle allows you to extract the oils from spices and herbs without being absorbed into the stone. The mortar measures 13 x 8cm / 5.1 x 3.15 inches and weighs 2.7kg / 6lbs.