Real Mother of Pearl globes, inlaid with gemstones, handcrafted by artisans.
These beautiful globes are made using individual pieces of hand cut Mother of Pearl for the Oceans and Countries are constructed from individual hand cut pieces of mineral, hard stones and semi precious stones mounted in relief. The larger the globe is, the more detail and stone variety, examples of stones used are Malachite, Mother of Pearl, Jasper, Amethyst, Agate and Tiger Eye. Well over forty different stones are used in the larger sized globes. A 330mm globe has 161 cut stones which equates to 305 pieces (i.e. China has 9 pieces of Picture Jasper). The 220mm globe also has 161 cut stones, which equates to 244 pieces. Lines of latitude and longitude are depicted using very fine gilded wire and all the legends on the globe are silk screen printed to a high quality.
All the Mother of Pearl shells used in our globes are recycled from the food chain.
This product is a 330mm diameter globe, on a gold plated pedestal.
Item Height: 400mm
Item Width: 375mm
Base diameter: 185mm