Fashioning a GeodeLight is both an art and a craft.

First, we purchase only those geodes we deem suitable for possible GeodeLights due to their shape, size and type.  The exterior shell must be thin enough to allow light to penetrate from within.  Those that are bell shaped or very round are the best.

Next, we scale the rocks at our facility in San Diego. That is, we remove any outer coating of mud or clay. Then, using a 4,200 lumens light (wa-a-ay bright!), we carefully examine the rock for any cracks. If we find any, we use a special gluing process to seal them. In addition, the light helps us determine where the heaviest and thinnest parts of the rock are, and where within the rock the heaviest load of crystals lies. This shows us where to cut the hole and insert the light, and which geodes have the most beautiful external features. Using our imagination we may see a face, a buffalo, a bear, or other such shape on the outside surface. This is where the “art” aspect comes in.

In the case of the clamshell light, we drill a hole completely through the geode, top to bottom, and then crack it into two equal halves. The halves are then held apart and equidistant to one another with pipe. For our pendant lights, by ascertaining where the heaviest clusters of crystals lie within, in conjunction with the geode’s shape, we determine where to drill a hole so that the light will hang gracefully.

* Every GeodeLight is built to exceed ETL and UL safety standards, with silver-plated electrical contacts that will withstand up to 400-degree wire temperatures.

* Every GeodeLight is safely tethered, and the tethers are pull-tested in manufacturing to withstand the weight of any GeodeLight.

• GeodeLights can be plugged in or installed into the electrical system of any home or business.

Each GeodeLight is then tagged with its own serial number, similar to other collectible works of art.

Not all of the geodes meet such rigorous standards. Those that don’t are sold as beautiful display geodes, the kind you’ll find in most rock shops.