The luxurious design of the Columbus Rothenburg Illuminated Desktop Globe with Swarovski 16 Inch makes this model a modern treasure! The 16-inch blue ocean globe reaches 20 inches tall when supported by the stainless steel base. A thin, minimally styled half meridian holds the blue ocean globe at a 23.5 degree tilt. The Columbus globe is accented by Swarovski's beautiful Zirconia that are hand-set to highlight most capitals and major metropolitan areas of the political map. The stones exude a sophisticated appeal that shines when the model is illuminated. With light, the silver-toned Zirconia twinkle and shimmer, lending the model an exciting dynamism! The Zirconia are carefully crafted by Swarovski in Austria. Each Swarovski Zirconia is laser-engraved with a seal of authenticity that is invisible to the naked eye. Additionally, the Zirconia display an eight-point star that becomes visible with a Starscope.
This desktop globe showcases Columbus' classic DUO map. The innovative map takes on qualities from political and physical maps when illuminated. With the light off, the detailed political map is displayed, with the pastel patchwork of countries and abundance of place names set against the blue ocean background. However, flipping on the world globe's light enlivens some of planet's physical properties faintly on the sphere's surface along with the brilliant Swarovski Zirconia.
The map was manually applied to the acrylic sphere by Columbus' skilled craftspeople. Swarovski's radiant Zirconia were then placed onto the Columbus map also by hand. The artisanal nature of the world globe makes each model a collector's item. Bring the artistic beauty of Columbus Rothenburg Illuminated Desktop Globe with Swarovski 16 Inch into your home or office! Filled with cartographical value and lavish Zirconia, the eye catching style of this world globe is simply irresistible.
My wife and I wanted a top notch globe for our new house. We chose the Swarovski Rothenburg globe and were very impressed when it came in the mail. It looks brilliant when illuminated, and has become the centerpiece of the decor in our living room. Thanks for the help in choosing the right model.