Hemisphere Magnifying Curiosity Dome – Pyrite & Chrysoprase
These wonderful two sectional magnifying domes consist of a heavy glass cup into which a specimen is inserted and topped of with a complete hemisphere of heavy clear glass.
Within the receptacle we have placed either Pyrite (fools gold) or Chrysoprase (a cryptocrystalline form of silica – its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green).
The hemisphere on the top acts as a powerful magnifying glass creating the illusion that the stone sample within is 10 times larger than life. The top section will remind you in size and feel of a paperweight in glass.
They are wonderful placed on low table or mantle and when the light hits the glass the illusion is quite a spectacle.
The complete item is very heavy and very satisfying to hold. It is cold to the touch and fascinating to look within. A very tactile item perfect for the cabinet of curiosities, nature collection. The perfect gift for anyone interested in stones, fossils anthropology or entomology.
You can simply lift off the top and place within the cup another intriguing artefact such as a fossil, bug, flower or gemstone.
Please choose between Hemisphere Magnifying Curiosity Dome – Pyrite Gold
Hemisphere Magnifying Curiosity Dome – Chrysoprase Green
Dimensions 12 centimetres diameter and 12 centimetres tall