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Serpentine Sphere Sculpture with Calcite Base, "Marine Depths"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (482)
Cesar Gonzáles showcases the fascinating veins of serpentine in a polished... more

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Cesar Gonzáles showcases the fascinating veins of serpentine in a polished sphere. Inspiring respect for the elderly, serpentine is linked with longevity, retrieval of ancient wisdom and remembrance of past lives. Gonzáles contrasts serpentine with its brown calcite base. Features a flannel lining for surface protection.

  • 0.37 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 6 cm Diam.
  • 2.4" Diam.
  • Stand/base: 1.5 cm H x 4 cm Diam.
  • Stand/base: 0.6" H x 1.6" Diam.

  • Serpentine and calcite. Acrylic lining
  • Base included
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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482

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12/07/2017

"Very pretty"

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I love the orbs with stands that Cesar creates. I have several,,and 2 more now being shipped.

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11/02/2016

"Beautiful and soothing"

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Great to disply with my collection of spheres.

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From Dallas, TX

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06/29/2020

"Serpentine Sphere is Beautiful"

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This is such a beautiful and aesthetic addition to my home. Its actually larger than I estimated and that was a nice surprise. Thank you!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: 'just because'

JBL

From Asheville, NC

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05/04/2018

"Marine Depths stone sculpture"

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Great sphere. For the price you cant beat it. The size & weight feel good. The serpentine used is very dark with some light streaks. Mine also had a great deal of pyrite inclusions on one side. Looks amazing.

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Verified Reviewer

10/19/2017

"Very nice!!"

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Looks exactly as pictured. Just lovely.

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10/06/2017

"Green Orb"

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This green orb is larger than I expected. I doesnt look exactly like the photo but the color is the same. I have added it to my stone, rock and crystal collection. Thank you Mr. Cesar Gonzales for all the work you put into creating this beautiful Orb. And thank you for all the extra care you put into packing this great stone orb.

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11/22/2020

"Craftsmanship is Amazing"

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I bought this for my daughter to keep on her desk for remote learning. Its titled Be Positive. It is an impressive piece.

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'
From Colorado

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11/21/2020

"Stunning"

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Extremely happy with my purchase. Absolutely magnificent pie right sweeter with glorious shine!

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Verified Reviewer

11/19/2020

"Stunning Obelisk!"

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I received this product and it is so beautiful and it is taller than I thought it was in the catalog. I will cherish this item forever!

Tags By Lorraine

beautiful stones tall obelisk

Best Uses

  • I have mine on my desk so I can look it often

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From CEIBA, PUERTO RICO

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11/14/2020

"STUNNING"

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TOUCAN IS GREAT SIZE AND BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED.

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Verified Reviewer

11/14/2020

"Beautiful Piece of Work"

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The detailing on this is gorgeous and my son-in-law will love it. The head came off just below the neckband during the shipping process but I can see that it had been attached with adhesive, so I will re-attach it before Christmas. It is a beautiful little creature, unlike any duck that I am familiar with.

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From USA

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11/03/2020

"Handsome and well done"

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Well made.

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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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