After working at Apple for ten years, you get an award—a token of your loyalty. Lots of companies do this. But most companies don't pour mindboggling effort into a snobby award that looks like a tacky souvenir.
Apple software fella Mark Kawano tweeted out this description of the physical award, the intricacy which sounds like the description of a centerpiece Martha Stewart would create for the wedding of the Queen of Space and Bradley Cooper. The glass isn't just refractive—it's highly refractive. It's also "soft to the touch," somehow.