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fabergé ovrery

a gift for the astronomer with everything
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a highly collectible item in the manner of Peter Carl Fabergé

each little planet and moon imitates the real thing in that they are richly encrusted with gems of an appropriate colour. e.g. mars is absolutely rippling with prized rubies and the earth is heavily endowed with emeralds and sapphires.

of course, jupiter, uranus and neptune have gyroscopically balanced gold and silver rings surrounding them spinning endlessly.

our very own moon is a perfectly chiselled white diamond and the sun is a brilliant light source which would best illuminate the facets and flares of the whole solar system.

po, Dec 07 2010

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       Chiselling diamond is tricky...
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 07 2010
  

       I thought this was going to be something to do with ovaries.
marklar, Dec 07 2010
  

       Eggsactly.
8th of 7, Dec 07 2010
  

       The sort of Christmas gift a Tsar would give an Emperor. [+]   

       (Takes balls -- errm, gonads -- to make an orrery pun around here.)
mouseposture, Dec 07 2010
  

       As if an Orrery isn't expensive enough.   

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       Yet another fiscally unobtainable object to desire.
MikeD, Dec 08 2010
  

       Anyhow, it'd cost the Earth. //You want the Moon on a stick, don't you?   

       Sorry, Overy (ovrery) or Orrery?
Dub, Dec 08 2010
  

       ovrery - substitute r for v not R for V.
po, Dec 08 2010
  

       But a fabergé Rover would be astronomical!!1!
Dub, Dec 08 2010
  

       <Captain Oevur>   

       "Roger, Roger, what's our vector, Victor ?"   

       </Captain Oevur>
8th of 7, Dec 08 2010
  

       Sounds beautiful.
blissmiss, Dec 08 2010
  

       Oh, I get it!   

       Overy as in ovum (egg) + orrey.   

       Herp derp, nice pun.   

       This sounds ludicrously expensive, but DO WANT.
Hive_Mind, Dec 08 2010
  

       Oh, an œufery
Dub, Dec 08 2010
  
      
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