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Product ID: 213591

Garnet Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Stand, "Romance"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (474)
Associated with passion and romantic love, garnet reveals its rich nuances.... more

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Details

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.

  • 0.62 kgs
  • 1.4 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
  • Display stand included
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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474

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08/05/2017

"Memory invoker"

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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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Romance, Garnet Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Stand

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday
From Oakland / CA / USA

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11/04/2016

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

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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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Romance, Garnet Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Stand

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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05/19/2018

"Romance stone sculpture"

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

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Romance, Garnet Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Stand

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05/11/2017

"Looks great, with different views as positioned"

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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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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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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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