'Aged' / 'Antique' look spheres Our 'Aged' balls are always a popular choice. We give the stone a patina which gives an 'aged' and 'antique' effect to the stone - but at a fraction of the cost of antique balls found in reclamation yards. This works particularly well for owners of older or listed homes where 'new' stone can look incongruous, or where there is existing aged stonework.