The magnet between the bismuth crystals really is floating there, touching nothing but air, and it will stay that way until you disturb it. These crystals are solid bismuth, and this little arrangement achieves perfect balance with this amazing metal's force.
How? The hardwood base contains an array of magnets. Bismuth, however, is diamagnetic repelling both north and south poles equally. With this arrangement the magnets in the base pull and lift, while the bismuth pushes and holds the little magnet in a small pocket of stability.
What you get: 1. Bismuth crystals similar to those in the pictures 2. A magnetic array built into a finished hardwood platform 3. For floating Two - 3mm cube magnets Two - 4mm cube magnets One - 5mm cube magnet One - 3mm x 5mm cylinder Extra and replacement magnets are available.
See this video on youtube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4kU7oHjPBCk Just copy and paste the address in the address bar.
It's very easy to set up. Just put the piece on a semi-level surface. Slip your magnet between the crystals. Then adjust the crystals on either side until you achieve balance.
**Neodymium magnets are not for children. Small magnets can pose a choking hazard. If multiple magnets are swallowed, they can attach to one another through intestine walls. This can cause a severe health risk, requiring immediate, emergency surgery if correctly diagnosed.
**Neodymium magnets can affect pacemakers. The strong magnetic fields near a neodymium magnet can affect pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices. Many of these devices are made with a feature that deactivates it with a magnetic field. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid inadvertently deactivating such devices.