For a distinct look in a world globe, choose a impressive, handcrafted gemstone globe. Most models feature blue or black oceans. The dark blue oceans are created using gorgeous, real lapis lazuli gemstones and the continents and countries have been hand inlaid with over twenty five different gemstones(on most sizes) including real Mother of Pearl, abalone shell and turquoise. The black oceans that have been created with jet black stones that have been carefully hand cut and inlaid.
Each is beautifully unique and one of a kind! If you've been looking for an impressive, breathtaking world globe that showcases the beauty and splendor of the Earth using Earth's very own materials, these are exactly what you're looking for. Master craftsmanship, the highest quality materials available and the skill of globe artisans are blended seamlessly together to create the gorgeous globes you see today.
Gemstone globes are available in many styles, including Desktop models which are a great fit for workstations, desks and bookshelves. Tabletop models make a perfect fit for standard or over sized spaces where you really want to make an impression, but do not have the space for a Floor Standing model
. Whether you choose a full swing meridian to allow you to view the globe's many features without obstruction or a traditional semi meridian, your globe will be breathtaking no matter where you put it. Some versions include a compass in the base of the globe's stand, making it even more useful and functional!
You will find a large variety available in many sizes, including (3 to 11 inch globe sizes), Tabletop
(12 inch and larger globe sizes) and Floor Standing styles
What stones are typically used?
Each globe manufacturer is slightly different in their arrangement and use of stones, however, here is a list of the most popular stones used:
Abalone Shell, Amethyst, Aphrizite, Belioculas Onyx, Black Spotted Jade, Chrysolithos, Coral, Green Jade, Green Jasper, Lapis, Lapis Siphnos, Mongolian Jade, Mongolian Red Spotted Jade, Mongolian White Jade, Mother of Pearl, Phoenix Jade, Picture Jasper, Purple Quartz, Red Jade, Red Spotted Jade, South African Jade, Spotted Jade, Tiger Eye, Turquoise and White Jade
Each stunningly handcrafted globe includes easy to read place names, making learning about our Earth and the world we live in simple and fun. A beautiful gemstone world globe makes a stunning addition to any home or office, or it makes an excellent reference tool for any sophisticated learning environment. You'll love how these distinct, lovingly crafted gemstone world globes look in your surroundings and how they lend a dramatic feel to anything they're near.