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Product ID: 369227

Egg-Shaped Onyx Gemstone Figurine from Peru, "Cute Egg"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (474)
Displayed atop a base of white onyx, this cute egg figurine is hand-carved from... more

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Displayed atop a base of white onyx, this cute egg figurine is hand-carved from stark black onyx. Peruvian artisan Cesar Gonzales creates this simple, yet lovely addition to your home decor.

  • 0.23 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 4 cm W x 6 cm H
  • 1.6" W x 2.4" H
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 4 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 1.6" W x 1.6" D

  • Onyx
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

474

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10/23/2020

"Use For meditation"

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Gorgeous stones

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Eggs in the Forest, Handmade Aragonite Stone Egg Sculptures (Pair)

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10/23/2020

"Used for meditation"

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Gorgeous stone

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10/23/2020

"Used for meditation"

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It s gorgeous

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Verified Reviewer

10/22/2020

"Peruvian Pyramid"

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I gifted my sister and bought one for me. We both love the multi-stone pyramid.

Best Uses

  • Lovely addition on my kitchen counter
  • Esthetic appeal

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Verified Reviewer

10/18/2020

"This is now a treasured heirloom!"

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A most beautiful well made pyramid, better than the picture. Goes very well with our Egyptian treasures!

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10/16/2020

"Angelite spheres"

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Could not ask for a better Blessing!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.

"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that Novica sales give him with the stability and determination that enable him to continue to grow his workshop.

Cesar Gonzales has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to buy stones and other raw materials he needs to increase production.

Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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