Gemstone globes contain a variety of gemstones, with countries represented by a stone for which they are known. The stone is cut to the shape of the country it represents. Globes of lower quality may have resin fillers or gaps between the countries.
At www.gemrockauctions.com, we have 16 fulltime cutters and do not cut artificial stones.
For any investors, collectors or lovers of gemstone globes, we recommend a gemological identification Certificate of Authenticity. This is an independent report, issued by an independent gemologist, from an approved gemology laboratory.