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Geographical map of gems

Geographical map of gems by Chris Chamberlain

Geographical map of gems, made by British artist Chris Chamberlain

Geographical map of gems
British artist with Chinese roots Chris Chamberlain assembled mosaic of a geographical map of thousands of glass pieces, gems worth of 260 carats. Chamberlain had to cut glass into 300,000 tiny fragments – square, and sometimes a more complex shape. He has every reason to call himself a “citizen of the world.” Precious mosaic depicting the earth has a name “Jewel of the Universe”. He worked on the project for 27 months, it took him 3.500 hours, 12 types of gems – amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, diamond, emerald, cordierite, peridot, ruby, sapphire, tanzanite, topaz and zircon. But Chamberlain’s Jewel Mosaic is not a unique idea. The first jewelry Map of precious and semiprecious stones «The Industry of Socialism» was made in the 30s of the XX century in Russia, a monumental stone carving and jewelry arts of the last century. For creating Russian map masters used emerald, ruby, alexandrite, jade, topaz, aquamarine, opal, rhodonite, amethyst, moonstone, etc.

Beautiful gem map of African continent

Beautiful gem map of African continent made by British artist Chris Chamberlain

Chamberlain assembled mosaic of a geographical map of thousands of glass pieces, gems worth of 260 carats.

Chamberlain assembled mosaic of a geographical map of thousands of glass pieces, gems worth of 260 carats.

Chamberlain had to cut glass into 300,000 tiny fragments – square, and sometimes a more complex shape.

Chamberlain had to cut glass into 300,000 tiny fragments – square, and sometimes a more complex shape.

Chris Chamberlain worked on the project for 27 months, it took him 3.500 hours, 12 types of gems - amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, diamond, emerald, cordierite, peridot, ruby, sapphire, tanzanite, topaz and zircon.

Jewelry map by Chris Chamberlain

Chris Chamberlain worked on the project for 27 months, it took him 3.500 hours, 12 types of gems – amethyst, aquamarine, citrine, diamond, emerald, cordierite, peridot, ruby, sapphire, tanzanite, topaz and zircon.

Geographical map of gems

Gem map of Australia

Gem map of Australia

Geographical map of gems by Chris Chamberlain

Geographical map of gems by Chris Chamberlain

His idea may sound pretentious, but the artist is quite sincere in his desire to show the uniqueness and beauty of the Earth.

His idea may sound pretentious, but the artist is quite sincere in his desire to show the uniqueness and beauty of the Earth

Precious mosaic depicting the earth has a name Jewel of the Universe

Precious mosaic depicting the earth has a name Jewel of the Universe

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