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There's a saying in art that when you are looking at the color purple it is the only color that looks back at you.

Purples rarity in nature and the expense of synthesizing it has given it a supernatural aura over the centuries.

In pre-history most of our ancestors never saw a purple fruit, flower, bird, or fish because the color is exceedingly rare in nature.

Purple was one of the first colors used in prehistoric art dating as far back as 25,000 BC using sticks of manganese and hematite powder.

In the 15th century BC the citizens of Tyre on the coast of Ancient Phoenicia were producing purple using 12,000 Murex Sea Shells to extract 1.5 grams of pure dye.

Clothing colored with Tyrian dye received mention in the Old Testament and Iliad of Homer.

The rare color was used exclusively for the garments of emperors, which is how it came to be associated with luxury and nobility.

Roman emperors Julius Caesar and Augustus even decreed that only the Emperor could wear purple.

Emperor Caligula had the King of Mauritania murdered for wearing a purple mantle better than his own and when Nero became Emperor, wearing or selling purple became punishable by death.

While the color came to symbolize royalty and dignity, it also came to represented decadence, conceit and pomposity.

This helps explain why the color purple is not used in the flags of nations.


Art Glass Planet is an American Art Glass Studio

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We design Art Glass in custom colors, styles and configurations that meet your theme, prestige and branding requirements.

Our designs are displayed in galleries, boardrooms and private collections throughout the world.

This custom Campari Sculpture is an example and one of the hundreds we have produced over the years.

Our specialty is glass. We have the largest selection and highest quality available anywhere in the US.

In Fact...No One Beats Our Quality, Value or Prices.

If youíre price shopping, we offer custom designs in your colors starting at $26 with hundreds of design choices - Under $100.

The Art Glass Designs you see in this gallery are Heirloom Collectibles, yet cost no more than Asian factory glass being imported by commercial trophy distributors.

Buying direct from Artists makes this possible and you are purchasing designs made here in America.

We have hundreds of design choices from Fine Art Original Retirement Gifts, to Optical Crystal Awards, and Starfire Glass Service Recognition pieces.

Each design can be personalized with engraved or printed images using state of the art processes.

Our capabilities range from 5,000 Year Old Glass Blowing and Sculpting Techniques to 21st Century Three Dimensional Crystal Imaging derived from your own Photographs and/or Logos. We also offer full color CineChrome Imaging for spectacular visual effects not unlike 3D Movies.

Browsing through our gallery you'll discover designs with the color and refractive qualities of Gemstones. Or, create your own Art Glass Versions in custom colors that suit your taste.

Do you have a specific brand color? Review our Sapphire Crystal, Emerald Crystal, Ruby Crystal and our stunningly elegant Sable Crystal collection.

For one stop shopping browse the Recognition Awards Collection for the full range of Employee Recognition, Sales Awards, Achievement Awards, Service Recognition, Anniversary and Retirement Gifts.

For specific design recommendations, review our Most Popular Collection. Chances are, if people are purchasing these designs the most, you're certain to find something here that appeals to you.

When you order designs online Your Card Is Never Charged until all the details of your order have been confirmed and your questions answered.

For special projects and custom designs email or phone our Art Director and he will personally guide you through the process. Call: 541-474-1169 - or - Email: Brian@ArtGlassPlanet.com

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