Unique gemstone Earth globe is pre-owned and in very good condition. This globe was handcrafted by the most talented artists using more than 30 different semi-precious gemstones from all over the world! This globe have used a large number of freshwater pearls that pulverized, and mixed With epoxy and poured to make the ocean part of the globe
Each country is inlaid from a different stone, and the stones are individually cut and ground to exacting interlocking shapes, polished and set into this exquisite piece of art with care and attention to adjacencies. The elements of the globe are created out of lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, amethyst, African jade, tiger's eye, jasper, turquoise, purple quartz, onyx, abalone, green marble and many other beautifully hued and richly veined stones.
The latitude and longitude lines are very thin ribbons of polished brass, embedded through the globe. Each globe requires ten individual steps to compose and it takes more than 500 hours of labour to complete! Gemstone Globes are hand made and letters are hand-cut n pasted, do not compare it with paper printed globes or maps, it mainly for decoration purposes, misspelt letters are rare but happen and it is not considered defective when present.
This gemstone Earth globe is a striking luxurious hand-crafted stonework. The globe is built with the beautiful ornate, 3-leg gold plated zinc metal mix stand where it has been carefully mounted. At the bottom of the stand, a precise glass-topped integral brass compass is incorporated to complement the globe.
Pre-Owned: A collector's item, in very good condition. Please, note it is final sale. Contact me if you have any question before ordering. Being shipped from Los Angeles. Item will be insured when shipped.