Photography scale cubes – for specimen photography
These brightly coloured plastic cubes measure 10MM cubed, and are intended for use in photography, to give scale to an object.
We currently only sell these in a packet of ten – they come in random mixed colours which may include white, brown, red, yellow, green, blue and black.
These cubes can be very helpful in a few different fields, including gemstone jewellery, mineral identification, and fossil identification.
While we could use a coin, the Internet is international – many experts live abroad and may not know the size of a 50p, a ruble, a quarter or a yen coin.
A 10MM/1CM cube is as close to universal as we can reasonably get, in my opinion. The worst item I’ve ever seen used for scale is a paint roller, in a photograph of minerals – it didn’t just look bad, but there are multiple sizes of paint rollers, too.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!