Black 60mm Cat's Eye Orb Gemstone Crystal Ball w Glass Stand

Black 60mm Cat's Eye Orb Gemstone Crystal Ball w Glass Stand

Overview

Cat's Eye Fiber Optic Glass Sphere - Black - Approx 60 mm diameter

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Black 60mm Cat's Eye Orb Gemstone Crystal Ball w Glass Stand

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Overview

Cat's Eye Fiber Optic Glass Sphere - Black - Approx 60 mm diameter

Warnings

Product Details

The fiber optic glass sphere you see pictured will be the color you receive.
 
Cat's eye is a man made, synthetic gemstone material; however, it didn't start out that way.  It was a by-product of a material manufactured for the telecommunications industry--photo optic glass. 
 
Tiny hair-like strands of pure glass are drawn from glass rods by a high tech, fiber drawing tower.  Some of the glass fibers are more than a mile long and are wound on spools.  The strands are used in telecommunications to make photo optic cable that transmits light signals at the speed of light over long distances. 

Thousands of these hair-sized strands are pressed together under heat and pressure to form thick plates of fiber optic glass.  Lapidary artisans use this special chatoyant glass to cut and polish beautiful eggs, spheres, beads, jewelry and art objects. 

Composition: SiO2
Hardness: Approximately 7.0
Luster: chatoyant, vitreous
Fracture: conchoidal
Diameter: 60mm
Weight: 11 oz.
Ages 8 and up

Additional Information

SKU

SBV-R434XL-BLK

Weight

0.7 lb

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