It is painstakingly handcrafted, using more than 30 different semi-precious gemstones from all over the world. This globe has used a large amount of blue jasper that is pulverized, and mixed with an epoxy and poured to make the ocean part of the globe (it is a very complicated and expensive procedure, precise control of temperature is the most essential factor in the processing cycle). This creates the striking and dramatic hand-crafted stone work.
This globe also features a beautiful ornate, tripod-leg heavy gold brass stand into which the globe has been carefully mounted.
At the bottom of the stand, a precise glass-topped integral brass compass is incorporated to complement 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, unakite, 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 2000 hours of labor to complete.