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Handcrafted Andean Stromatolite Sculpture with Onyx Stand, "Our Earth"

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Cesar Gonzales ponders the origins of the universe with this extraordinary sphere on a white onyx stand. He sculpts the petite piece from rare stromatolite. Fossils formed in the Precambrian world, they reached their peak of distribution some 2.2 billion years ago. Each one is unique, and no two ever show the same color and grain.

  • 1.11 kgs
  • 2.4 lbs
  • 9 cm Diam.
  • 3.5" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 6 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 2.4" W x 2.4" D

  • Stromatolite, onyx 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 the Andesicon info
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Debra

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08/24/2021

"Fossils Never Looked So Good!"

I can hold 3.5 billion years in my hand. It is amazing to look at; so many variations and colors. I love it.

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  • Proudly displayed on my mantle

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Devlin

From Oakland / CA / USA

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07/31/2018

"Ancient Sphere"

The fact that this sphere is made from fossils formed in the Precambrian world some 2.2 billion years ago, makes this a must-have for any mineral collector.

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Sphere

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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07/28/2018

"Our Earth Sculpture"

Awesome sphere, looks amazing. Very heavy feels good. Was surprised how intricate the fossil patterns were from the lime secretions on each layer. Really interesting stuff. Cesar picked out a good piece to sculpt. Hope he chooses more cyanobacteria rock or petrified stuff. Theyre awesome.

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HIllie

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06/28/2022

"Beautiful Gemstone Pyramid"

I purchased this pyramid as a gift for one of my girlfriends & she absolutely loves it. She says it s a perfect size (it fits in the palm of the hand) & she has it staged on a table in a central part of her home. She passes by it multiple times a day & says that each time she looks at it she smiles and breathes a bit deeper! The pyramid is well made. It s a nice weight & looks much more expensive than it is. The gemstones are gorgeous, so smooth & they fit together perfectly. Cesar s choice of colors for each of the different pyramids he creates are beautiful & would go with any decor. Thank you Cesar for your beautiful creations!!

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Natural gemstones ornamental piece

Best Uses

  • Beautiful decorative item, great conversation starter

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

Anne

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06/23/2022

"Interesting and attractive"

Looks great on my buffet. Why the name Positive Energy and suggestions for use would be appreciated.

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Kathy

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06/20/2022

"What a sweet little bird!"

This arrived in the mail several days ago and I have placed it on an end table in my living room. I find myself looking at it often. It is truly a beautifully carved piece. Thank you, Cesar!

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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."

Working with Disabilities

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Job Creator

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.

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

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

 
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