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Pyrite sphere, 'Magic' - Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture and Calcite Base

Product ID: 169576

Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture and Calcite Base, "Magic"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (577)
A sparkling sphere of pyrite becomes a magic ball in the hands of César... more

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A sparkling sphere of pyrite becomes a magic ball in the hands of César Gonzáles. Poised on a base of polished brown calcite, the gem is mesmerizing. Pyrite is believed to attract wealth and prosperity, whereas calcite is deemed to have calming properties.

  • 0.22 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 4 cm Diam.
  • 1.6" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 1.5 cm H x 4.5 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.6" H x 1.8" Diam.

  • Pyrite 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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577

Beverly

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12/01/2018

"Exceptional"

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This is definitely a magical sphere. Many nuances to capture your attention.

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Magic, Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture and Calcite Base

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Devlin

From Oakland / CA / USA

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07/31/2018

"Everyone thinks it is a meteorite."

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Some think its gold, others think its a meteorite. The magic seems to be the attention it draws.

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Sphere

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Magic, Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture and Calcite Base

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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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Curious Parrot, Gemstone Parrot Sculpture Crafted in Peru

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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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Jean-guy

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09/09/2021

"Very beautiful"

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Beautiful artwork Thank you

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Janet

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09/04/2021

"Beautiful"

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A very attractive piece for use on a desk as a paperweight or just for display on a shelf. Very well made. Colors are vivid and go with any decor. Good size and weight to it.

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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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