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Pyrite and onyx gemstone figurine, 'Brilliant World' - Modern Pyrite and Onyx Gemstone Figurine from Peru

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Modern Pyrite and Onyx Gemstone Figurine from Peru, "Brilliant World"

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Resembling a brilliant world made of metal, this modern gemstone figurine will... more

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Resembling a brilliant world made of metal, this modern gemstone figurine will add a contemporary touch to your home decor. Peruvian artisan Cesar Gonzales designs this figurine, which features an orb of natural metallic pyrite atop a white onyx base.

  • 1.35 kgs
  • 3.0 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 8 cm Diam.
  • 3.1" H x 3.1" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 2 cm H x 5.5 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • Stand/base: 0.8" H x 2.2" W x 2.2" D

  • Pyrite, onyx base
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Natural stone -- color and variegation will vary
  • 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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581

Debra

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07/15/2021

"Fools Gold Never Looked So Good!"

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I have seen pyrite in natural settings in amazing crystal configurations, including a perfect cube. But this sphere is the most beautiful pyrite object I have ever seen. To say I LOVE IT is such an understatement!. I cant quite figure out how Cesar created this, but he is a true artist with stone and minerals! And as a Geologist I just love his art!

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cydz

From USA

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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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Devlin

From Oakland / CA / USA

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09/23/2019

"Eye Catcher"

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The shine and size of this sphere catches everyones eye when they see it. Just for a second they think its gold. Definitely would make a great gift.

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CatLady

From Norman, OK USA

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02/23/2019

"Gorgeous!!!"

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I have looked for a large pyrite sphere to add to my collection for some time--this is what I wanted. It was a good price and is of very exceptional quality. The stand really isnt right for it, but I will use the nice stand for something else.

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JBL

From Asheville, NC

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10/12/2018

"Brilliant World"

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Very good finish and quality. The piece feels good in hand, very heavy. Looks amazing as well. The stand is quite awesome too. I like the white onyx with streaks in it.

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Lizbeth

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09/23/2021

"Love it Love it"

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This is a unique well made piece. I just love the art, the effort, the time and dedication that you took to made this amazing piece of art. It is a beautiful owl that I planning to give as a gift to my friend that likes owls. She is going to be stunned by it. I love it. Thank you for your art and dedication. Gracias por su dedicación. Esta hermoso.

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William

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09/22/2021

"Simply BEAUTIFUL!"

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I kept the large one and gave the smaller one to my daughter. It is a sign of connection and protection for us. Thank you Cesar!

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William

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09/22/2021

"Astonishing"

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I was completely taken aback by this piece! It is like being drawn into the void of a moonless night in the wilderness. I was completely surprised by the size of this sphere and delighted with the price. Cesar, you are a talented craftsman and artist. Thank you!

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Ricki

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09/21/2021

"Just one of many"

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I have purchased several of Sr. Gonzaless gemstone sculptures and have sent many as gifts to friends. To me, this one is even more beautiful than his other pyramids. I kept it for myself!

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Bridget

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09/14/2021

"Beautiful little piece"

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This piece combines all of my favorites, birds, artwork and gemstones. I have it on my fireplace mantle.

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  • decorative, gifts

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Les

From Cheyenne, WY

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09/10/2021

"Solid work of art"

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I just received my order. Well packed and withstood the UPS handling. Im extremely pleased with the attention to detail by this Mr. Gonzales. This piece will be a very welcomed item to my new collection that Ive started of Novica inspired artists & creations from around the world.

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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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