The gemstone globe de Bougainville features oceans and seas in black onyx color. It is one of the most beautiful pieces in the Gemmoglobe range. The globe diameter is 17.5” (45cm), it is fixed in a ancien copper circle graduated all 15 degrees and on a three-leg floor stand copper finish. The globe is presented here in its most classic form and rotates in its axis. A compass is set into the base of the stand.
The black hue of the oceans creates a contrast with the various stones and enhances them.
A diameter of 17,5" (450mm) is a very important size for this type of globe, this assumes a very large and more demanding work surface with more material, which makes this model exceptional and very rare.
17,5" (45cm) in diameter equal to about 2504" square (6360 cm2) of sphere area; for 13" (33cm) the diameter is about 1346" square (3420 cm2) ,so for only 4,6" (12cm) more compared to other models, there is almost 1181" square (3000 cm2) more to cover material, and work.
The gemstone globe requires dozens of hours of craftsmanship. The main steps in its manufacture are as follows: cutting stones into thin blades, cutting blades to the size of the countries, setting up on the support (a hollow resin globe) checking, cutting and crimping meridians, surfacing, calligraphy names, lacquer bath for fixing, surface polishing and introduction of the axes and pivots to mount on base.
More than 25 different stones are used to make the gemstone globe. Each fine stone or gemstone is used according to its shape and size optimally from the desired template before cutting and use this "random" stones makes it unique and authentic world. The gemstones are individually cut to exacting, interlocking country shapes, polished, and set with care and attention to adjacencies.
The globe is compressed in two half polystyrene wrapped and packed in a carton (41” x 41” x 26”).
Its weight is 48,56 lbs (excluding packaging). Its height is about 39" (1 meter)., for a width of 23,5" (60 cm).
The gemstone globe de Bougainville floor stand find its place in many parts of your home. It is a beautiful object of decoration, original and refined to put on a shelf (notice carefully the diameter), a desk, a table, a window, a nightstand, a table in a classic or contemporary style.
The variety of colors and hues of ocean we propose offers several possibilities so that each model find a place of choice at home or at the home of the person to whom you could offer it.