Glass Eye Studio - Celestial Venus

This beautiful paperweight features swirling clouds of magenta, violet, pink, and subtle hints of gold.

Named for the Roman  goddess of love and beauty, Venus has charmed stargazers since the dawn of time. The planet — the only planet named after a female — may have been named for the most beautiful deity of her pantheon because it shone the brightest of the five planets known to ancient astronomers. Because her clouds reflect the brilliance of the Sun's glow, Venus is one of the brightest  loveliest objects in the heavens. Glass Eye Studio has parted the thick Blanket of clouds that envelope Venus to give us a personal glimpse of its eternal beauty.

A stunning paperweight and/or decorative piece of art, The Celestial Venus Paperweight is part of the Celestial Planet Collection.  It makes a wonderful gift for both personal and corporate occasions, or it can be the perfect addition to your own Glass Eye Studio Collection.  

3" wide in diameter, it comes in a beautiful velvet keepsake box with a story card that tells its unique tale. A blend of imagination, science, art and creativity, this Glass Eye Studio Celestial paperweight is fascinating.  There is a special effect on this dichroic glass that makes it change colour when it reflects or transmits light.  

All Glass Eye Studio products are handmade and individually crafted by artists.  They are made with the ash from Mount St. Helens volcano eruption (in Washington state) that occurred at 8:32:17 A.M. on Sunday, May 18, 1980.

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is the second brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and is sometimes referred to as the Earth’s sister planet due the their similar size and mass. The surface of the planet is obscured by an opaque layer of clouds made up of sulfuric acid. It also differs from most other planets in our solar system by having no natural satellites. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with an average surface temperature of 462 °C, more than hot enough to melt lead. Probes that scientists have landed there have survived only a few hours before being destroyed. The United States, Soviet Union and European Space Agency have deployed many spacecraft to Venus, more than 20 in all so far. Venus, love and beauty!

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