These beautiful glass globe collectible items are known by many names: snowglobes, snowdomes, snowscenes, snowshakers, snowstorms, waterglobes, waterdomes, waterballs, blizzard-weights, shake ‘em up, shakies, and snowies. Regardless of their names, they encapsulate some form of fascination for people of all ages around the world.
Advances in technology and manufacturing techniques allow waterglobes today to be finely crafted with minute details, increasing their aesthetic appeal. Mass production, in spite of popular beliefs, has not decreased the waterglobes' collectible value. With exceptions aside, most waterglobe manufacturers today still employ skilled artisans, designers, and sculptors. In such cases, each item still needs to be sculpted and painted by hand, rendering each piece a unique work of art.
The waterglobes' ability to capture emotional moments and cherished occasions make them irresistable to collectors. Each tiny scene in a globe evokes a special feeling as unique as viewing an emotionally charged painting. Aside from their wide emotional appeal, waterglobes are perfect as souvenir items. Not only do waterglobes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, they are also sturdy and portable. Each finely crafted scenic detail in a globe adds a nice complimentary touch to one's travel memoirs.