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Garnet Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Stand, "Romance"

Associated with passion and romantic love, garnet reveals its rich nuances.... more

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Associated with passion and romantic love, garnet reveals its rich nuances. César Gonzáles selects the gemstone for a polished sphere. It stands on a base of calcite, believed to foster spirituality.

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • 7 cm Diam.
  • 2.8" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 4.5 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 1.8" Diam.

  • Garnet, calcite stand
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Display stand included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Maxine

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08/05/2017

"Memory invoker"

We used to live next to a river with thousands of small garnets in the stony river bank. This gift, for a son who loves minerals, is also a throwback to his childhood home.

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  • Occasion: birthday

Devlin

From Oakland / CA / USA

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11/04/2016

"Makes a great gift but I am keeping mine."

Incredible patterning and a beautiful blend of red colors. I have all three Garnet spheres from Cesar and love them all.

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Debra

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07/15/2021

"Garnet was never more beautiful"

I am amazed at the variations in color and matrix. It is so gorgeous!

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Kamau

From Northern California

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03/05/2021

"My Heru sphere"

The Garnet Sphere I received is a mostly deep-rich red specimen with some pink features that give it personality. It displays nicely on its felt-bottomed base. I find it useful in meditations focused on situations that require tactical, non-emotional, decision making. In ancient Kemet, garnet was the stone of Heru.

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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05/19/2018

"Romance stone sculpture"

Excellent sculpture and stand. Im so in love with it I ordered another lol

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Oded

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05/11/2017

"Looks great, with different views as positioned"

It looks great with different views as positioned. Its well made, very smooth and shiny / with luster. I have purchased from Cesar Gonzales before and Im very pleased with the items. They arrived very well packaged & protected.

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Christine

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09/13/2022

"Lovely Owl"

Beautiful owl with strikingly colorful stone. Looks wonderful on my white shelf with ocean blue colored walls in the background. I get a happy feeling inside every time I look at the owl. I m so glad I made the purchase. He stands at the forefront of two other owl figurines.

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Daniel

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09/10/2022

"Billion year old remains turned into art."

The longer I have had this sphere, the more I appreciate its smooth details. I now have it attached as bannister-topper, and the black and bronze veining provide a sophisticated-looking contract to the white-painted wood.

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Bradley

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09/06/2022

"Absolutely beautiful"

The carvings in this piece are incredible. My mom loved it for her birthday!

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Louise

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09/06/2022

"Exquisite color and form"

Its very lovely. The craft requires meticulous focus. I m very happy to have made this purchase!

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Patricia

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09/04/2022

"Great colors and feel of this piece"

It is a bit small so make sure you measure to her perspective

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Elizabeth

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08/21/2022

"Beautiful pyramid"

Purchased as a gift for my son. He collects rocks, minerals, gems… and will love the craftsmanship in this pyramid. Thank you so much Cesar Gonzales.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

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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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

"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."

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Working with Disabilities

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.

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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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

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Job Creator

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.

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

 
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