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The trance sphere is a striking, solid piece of brilliant copper - handcrafted precision.

It’s Oligodynamic, which means it naturally kills germs on contact. It’s dense - between lead and steel in density Along with gold, the only non-greyish pure metal

Takes on its own unique hue over time and can be “reset” to brilliancy with baking soda and water (or salt and vinegar).

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High Polish Finish
1 Kilo: 5.98cm dia, 1kg (2.2 lb)
1 pound: 4.6cm dia, 454g (1 lb)
MEGA: 8.0cm dia, 2.4kg (5.2 lb)

$ 221.11 $ 587.00

"What an awesome design! This truly makes the previous sphere portable. I particularly like the Copper for the health benefits. I'm looking forward to backing another of your successful projects!"  -- Anna K.

"This is absolutely beautiful!" -- Cindy L.

Why Trance Jewel?

The original Trance Sphere.  3,057 backers pledged $502,998 to bring it to life!
The original Trance Sphere. 3,057 backers pledged $502,998 to bring it to life!

The trance sphere was a wonderful product that turned out better than anyone expected. The quality of the finish was and still is the benchmark of quality in the industry. Everyone who stops by my desk naturally asks about it and the urge to pick it up and hold it is generally irresistible. I myself find myself rolling the sphere in my hand whenever I'm concentrating on a difficult problem. It really does seem to stimulate my thoughts somehow.

The Trance Sphere in Titanium was a great concentration tool as well.
The Trance Sphere in Titanium was a great concentration tool as well.

I feel like my life has noticeably improved with the sphere at my desk. It gets more attention than the cube, acts as concentration tool and is generally just super cool. There was something missing, however. Whenever I wasn't at my desk, I found myself without my trusty spherical companion. It is impractical to take with me, even to meetings because of its shape and size. I needed something more portable.

A tiny 2 cm mini sphere was a little too small for daily use
A tiny 2 cm mini sphere was a little too small for daily use

First, I tried just carrying around the mini sphere, but it wasn't very satisfying at 2 cm in size. It was still a bit uncomfortable to carry, even at that size. With the spinner craze, I tried substituting the sphere with spinners of various types, but they all felt cheap (even solid metal spinners) and uncomfortable compared with the perfect mirror-finish smooth simplicity of the sphere.

I needed to be something that wasn't awkward or overly heavy, but still retained the sphere's magical mirror-smoothness and solid feel. At first, it seemed like a relatively easy task. I carried around everyday objects like stones, other metal shapes and pens, but nothing had the right feel. Nothing else was inducing that sense of concentration that the sphere gives.

We decided to make our own shape. It was time to make something new.

Our first 3D paper mockup of the jewel concept
Our first 3D paper mockup of the jewel concept

After dozens of iterations, paper and 3D mockups, we settled on a shape. We struggled with the exact size and shape since we wanted something thin enough to carry around, but we couldn't accept any bends or edges. 

 

 

Choosing among dozens of curves for the perfect feel
Choosing among dozens of curves for the perfect feel

We wanted something we could fit in a wallet, but would feel natural in the hand. Even once we settled on a basic shape, we had variations in the mathematical formula that describes the exact nature of the curves.

The incredible quality and finish on the jewel prototypes shocked us
The incredible quality and finish on the jewel prototypes shocked us

 

The finish is so perfect it looks like a drop of liquid copper
The finish is so perfect it looks like a drop of liquid copper

 

A copper prototype profile. It feels perfect in the hand
A copper prototype profile. It feels perfect in the hand

We settled on what's called an oblate spheroid - basically a flattened sphere. When the prototypes came back, we instantly knew we had what we were looking for: A solid portable sphere replacement that induced that same magical feeling the sphere gave us. In fact, I think the Jewel spheroid feels even better in the hand than the sphere, and the portability is better than expected for daily use.

Slides unnoticed into your pocket
Slides unnoticed into your pocket

 

The Jewel even fits in your wallet!
The Jewel even fits in your wallet!

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