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Pyrite sculpture, 'Sparkling Egg' - Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture with Calcite Stand

Product ID: 83888

Pyrite Gemstone Sculpture with Calcite Stand , "Sparkling Egg"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (565)
Punctuated by sparkling crystal prisms, this pyrite egg radiates the mystique of... more

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Punctuated by sparkling crystal prisms, this pyrite egg radiates the mystique of natural gems. Cesar Gonzáles cuts and polishes the stone with expert ease, showcasing its unique allure. He displays it on a base of polished calcite.

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 6.5 cm H x 4.5 cm Diam.
  • 2.6" H x 1.8" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 1.5 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.6" H x 1.6" 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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565

Chris

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05/09/2021

"So pretty!!"

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Nicely finished, great quality. Saw something similar at a gem show and it wasn t as nice as about 4x as expensive.

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Nadine

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01/17/2021

"My first order from NOVICA"

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The Pyrite is wonderful. It did get lost in the mail, but once NOVICA checked on it and found out that it had gotten lost in the mail, I received it in just a few days.

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Deborah

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08/07/2018

"Wonderful artistry!"

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This pyrite egg is perfect & I had no idea that I would find an item like this on this site! I was looking for a statement type of pyrite & this is just what I was looking for. I knew the moment I saw this I just had to have it!

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Tracy

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07/30/2021

"Lovely Owl"

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This is a beautifully made and exquisitely detailed owl. It made a lovely gift and my friend adores it!

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

Debra

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07/15/2021

"Patriotic Marvel"

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The symbol of the United States of America - and never have I seen an eagle carving so beautifully done. This is proudly displayed in my home!

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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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  • Decoration for a geologist

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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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