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Gemstone Serpentine Sculpture, "Natural World"

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Serpentine's various verdant hues reminds Cesar Gonzáles of a world where spring... more

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Serpentine's various verdant hues reminds Cesar Gonzáles of a world where spring is eternal. Gonzáles cuts and polishes the stone into a perfect sphere where natural pyrite incrustations suggest mystical continents. Serpentine is believed to encourage the retrieval of ancient wisdoms as well as recollections form past lives.

This sphere includes a calcite base, believed to foster spirituality.

  • 0.66 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 7 cm Diam.
  • 2.8" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 6 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 2.4" Diam.

  • Serpentine and calcite
  • 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
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Reviews by Customers

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486

From Alabama

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01/27/2017

"beautiful !"

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My order came yesterday and I'm very happy with quality and craftsmanship. I hope to order again when I see the right sphere that I can't live without! I like the larger sizes of 3" or more.

Tags By Charles Neugent

beautiful stone sphere

Best Uses

  • decoration, meditation, collecting

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Natural World, Gemstone Serpentine Sculpture

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06/18/2016

"Naturel World"

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Beautiful sphere

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02/04/2019

"A beautiful gift"

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I purchased this as a gift for my daughter-in-law and she loved it. Not only the beauty and serenity of the artistic creation but the symbolism of the stone.

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Natural World, Gemstone Serpentine Sculpture

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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05/04/2018

"Natural World stone sculpture"

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Very nice sphere. Excellent finish and shape. I like the neutral colors in this selection of serpentine. Looks great in the sun.

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From Sacramento, CA

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12/03/2020

"Best Gift!"

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I gave this to my dad for his birthday and it is at the center of his collection display now. :) Great gift idea!

Tags By PearloftheValley

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  • Power Stone

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From Wisconsin

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12/01/2020

"Wow!"

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BIG (larger than a tennis ball) sphere really makes a statement! It is beautiful.

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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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