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Handcrafted Serpentine Sphere Gemstone Sculpture, "Living Planet"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (597)
Golden pyrite veins swirl seductively through the green mystique of serpentine.... more

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Golden pyrite veins swirl seductively through the green mystique of serpentine. Cesar Gonzáles showcases its fascinating colors in a burnished sphere. Inspiring respect for the elderly, serpentine is linked with longevity, retrieval of ancient wisdom and remembrance of past lives. Its mysterious beauty is presented on a calcite base

  • 0.79 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 7 cm H x 7 cm Diam.
  • 2.8" H x 2.8" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 1 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.4" H x 1.6" 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 the Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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597

William

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10/15/2021

"Valued member of my sphere collection"

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Love this serpentine sphere it is sitting on my bedroom shelf on display among my other spheres, towers, and crystals. It certainly stands out!

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Living Planet, Handcrafted Serpentine Sphere Gemstone Sculpture

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Tiffany

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11/25/2021

"Beautiful piece"

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Made a great gift and the colors are gorgeous.

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Tracy

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11/24/2021

"Lovely Bird"

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This artist is masterful at carving birds from gemstone. This was a much-appreciated and well-loved gift!

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

Tracy

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11/24/2021

"Beautiful"

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This is the third carved bird Ive purchased from this artist as gifts and theyve all been beautifully made and much appreciated. Wonderful craftmanship!

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Verdant Owl, Gemstone Owl Sculpture in Green from Peru

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Glenn

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11/20/2021

"Beautiful Sculpture"

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Love this exotic bird. The white feathers, contrasting black beak and crest of aqua, red, and yellow are beautiful. Very nice representation and large size of the sculpture makes a nice conversation piece for display. I neednt mention the workmanship, because it is quite obvious upon observation. Well satisfied with this purchase.

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  • Collectible art for display

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Glenn

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11/20/2021

"Nice Little Sculpture"

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I am fond of birds, in particular the exotic ones. Love their colors, and this little sculpture fits on my mantel perfectly. Very nice workmanship, but also delicate. The tail did drop off, but I was able to re-glue it back in place. Otherwise, I would have awarded this purchase 5 stars.

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  • Collectible Sculpture for Bird Lovers

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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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