Marbles are one of the oldest objects of leisure known to man, they have been found by archeologists around the world, dating to 3000 BC. The early marbles were made of stone or baked clay; much later glass marbles emerged in Venice, Italy. Marble collectors continue in the quest for the perfect hand made glass sphere. Collected for their beauty, intense colors and various unique patterns, these marbles are much larger than the ones Emmett played with as a boy. Emmett takes great care to ensure that each marble is spherical in shape and unique in design and has its' own personality.