Desert rose


Showcasing the beauty and wonder of rocks and minerals

The history of rocks and minerals date back as far as earth itself. In fact, many are of particular interest because their compositions help us understand early solar system evolution. Intent on showcasing the wonder and beauty of minerals, Koichi Yoshimura developed a way to exquisitely preserve them in acrylic cubes. He called them “Sola Cubes.”  

As the name implies, desert rose is an intricate rose-like formation of crystal clusters formed by precipitation in desert regions and are evidence of an oasis that once was. In terms of geological time, the desert rose forms very rapidly: tens to hundreds of years.


  • Desert Rose Sola Cube
  • Designer: Koichi Yoshimura
  • Size & Weight: 2.0" D × 2.0" W × 2.0" H / 160g-190g
  • Material: Acrylic resin / mineral (Pyrite / Mexico)
  • Made in Japan



Uniqueness: Packaged minerals are all sourced from nature. They vary in sizes, colors and shapes.

Air bubbles: Each sola cube is carefully handcrafted. During the production process, fine air bubbles or powder like materials may occur inside the cube.

Cleaning: Wipe with soft cloth of towel. Refrain from using chemicals as it may cause fine cracks to occur.

Temperature: Avoid direct sunlight or extreme humidity as they may cause discoloration or small cracks.

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