Photography scale cubes

These are small cubes intended for use in photography, to give scale to an object.

(2 customer reviews)


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Photography scale cubes - for specimen photography

These are small cubes intended for use in photography, to give scale to an object.

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.

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.


Our current stock includes:

  • 10MM plastic cubes, sold in a packet of ten - mixed colours.
  • 25MM/1" wooden cubes, sold in a packet of five.


While these are sold as a scale reference, they aren't exact - unfortunately exact sizing tends to cost a lot more! A 10MM cube might be 10.2MM and a 25MM cube might be 25.5MM - not perfect, but not something you'll be able to tell from a photo.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.


2 reviews for Photography scale cubes

  1. Katherine (verified owner)

    These are really useful little scale cubes, I struggled to find anything similar so was very happy to find these.
    Excellent friendly service.

  2. Candy (verified owner)

    1st class website and great customer service. Thank you John for all your help.

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