Timmersgems imported in 1996 as the first European gemstone wholesale "a globe of precious stone, inlaid with precious stones of various countries" We achieved the European innovation award in Hamburg and now in the year 2014, the Lapis globe in three sizes (150-220-330 mm) and two versions (standing globe or three-leg) expanded in 2008 with the Onyx globe, arise for the Board of Directors at Philips, and expanded in 2011 with the Pearl-globe. So three main gemstone types with three sizes in stand are 9 models and 9 models in 3-leg total of 18 models.
Gemstone globes and Lapis Lazuli.
Production of our globes in Hong Kong Our globes are:
- All hand placed magnificent glazed tile mosaics (with more than 35 species in one gemstone globe)
- There are more than 1000 hours in one globe.
- The bulb is protected by a plastic coating 'so that the rubbing letters remain protected if the globe is touched.
- Our meridians are inlaid with 585/000 (''14 Karat' ') Yellow Gold
- 100% guaranteed genuine gemstones and no color copy (which you easily recognized by the folds on the globe)
Timmersgems WORLD GLOBES FIRST & BEST IN EUROPE.
Lapis lazuli lazuli is an opaque gemstone with an intense azure color. It is not a mineral but a rock, because it consists of more than one component. It is mainly produced in Afghanistan. The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a Feldspathoid having the chemical formula (Na, Ca) 8 (AlSiO4) 6 (S, SO4, Cl) 1-2 . Other important components are : calcite (white), sodalite (blue) and pyrite (yellow - metallic glossy). Further, also the minerals augite, diopside, enstatite, mica, hauynite, hornblende, geyeriet (a sulfur rich variety of Loellingite) and prevent Nosean in lapis lazuli. Lapis for a gemstone is not particularly hard. On Mohs scale, the hardness is 5.5, which means that the stone can be easily scratched by harder gemstones. It is therefore not wise jewelry with lapis lazuli store together with harder gemstones. Lazuli is awarded spiritual power by alternative practitioners. Lapis lazuli usually occurs through contact metamorphosis in crystalline marble. Lapis lazuli was already known since ancient times. It was in the city of Ur as early as 4000 BC. acted in. It was one of the commercial products of trade between Sumer, Dilmun and Meluhha. It was also very popular in ancient Egypt. It was used, for example, the death mask of Tutankhamun. There was in the entire Middle East so much in demand that is already in the 13th century BC. imitations were manufactured. From the city Si'don cylinder seals, for example, known from King Annipi and his father Adummu which have been given a dark blue color with the aid of cobalt salts. They used lapis lazuli in ground form as a blue dye (ultramarine), also in the painting of the Renaissance was very popular.