NOTE: Custom bases will resume shipping in early October 2023, as we are hard at work preparing/attending the Denver show.
Come see us at Hardrock Summit, September 15-18, 2023.
Let us help you create a custom lucite base hand-carved to solidly and safely display any specimen. Our on-site plastics lab can create custom-fitted display bases to more professionally and more safely display your collection. This includes custom name engraving on the front face, and our bases can be adapted to securely display even the most complex of fine mineral specimens.
These bases are designed to fit lock-and-key for each individual specimen, eliminating the need for putty, glue, or tack to prop up specimens. These top-of-the-line bases are selected in dimensions specifically chosen for each mineral specimen, and the lucite bases are then individually carved to create a safe and attractive base for your fine mineral or crystal specimen. View a video example of how these bases work at the bottom of the page.
The Arkenstone is glad to have helped produce displays for many museums, private collections, and auctions, including Heritage Auction and the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center.
We are pleased to provide this as an add-on service for specimens purchased from The Arkenstone, iRocks.com, and mineralauctions.com.
On a case-by-case basis, we may be able to work with clients on creating custom mineral bases for other specimens in their collections, with a signed liability release waiver, based on our lab capacity and shipping logistics.