How can you tell the difference between a possible crack in your marble and a vein that occurs naturally in the stone? Depending on the classification of your stone, colors and vein patterns can make cracks difficult to distinguish. See the answer below.
ANSWER: A vein will run in the same direction as other veins in the piece of stone.
A crack, on the other hand, will appear unnatural in its direction and will usually run perpendicular to the vein.
Where you cannot feel the vein on piece of polished marble, a crack, when you run your fingers across it, you will be able to feel.