This super cool planet gemstone set is not only nice to look at on a desk or shelf, it is also an interesting way to teach about astronomy! Each one of the nine (yes, nine – controversial maybe, but demoted dwarf planet Pluto is included!) planets is made from a different authentic polished gemstone.
The planetary display set is a wonderful gift idea for science teachers or older kids with an interest in astronomy. It comes in a lovely display box so the planets will stay in orbit – so to speak – in their cozy solar system. It’s a perfect curio for those who are curious about the solar system!
All of the gemstones are arranged in their actual order relative to the sun, so Mercury is on the left and Pluto is on the right. The gemstones that have been chosen reflect the personality of each planet and also their relative size. Little Mercury is a blue-ish gray Labradorite, Venus is made from White Quartz, Earth is bright blue Sodalite, Mars is represented by gorgeous dark red Mahogany Obsidian, Jupiter – the largest planet – by striped Tiger’s Eye, Saturn by dusty coloured Yellow Calcite, Uranus by light blue Amazonite, Neptune by Blue cat’s Eye, and tiny Pluto by red Poppy Jasper.
Add this gemstone planet set to your cart for a stand-out Christmas gift or a birthday present that will rock their world!