The earliest microscopes were called "flea glasses" as they were originally used to study small bugs. The first microscope was invented in the 1600's and has gone through numerous improvements over the centuries. Today, we can see an entire universe of minute organisms, thanks to this ingenious device. Our personalized microscope ornament is made of blown glass and accented with glitter. The science lover on your gift list will love this sophisticated ornament replica of this helpful scientific tool. We can write the name of a biology or geology student, or makes a fun gift for a teacher!