This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Calcite reveals rings of jasper seemingly buried deep within the spherical sculpture. Set on a base of calcite, the stone is sculpted by hand by Cesar Gonzales in Peru.
Materials: Calcite and jasper
Display stand included
Sphere: 2.4 inches diameter
Base: 1.6 inches diameter x 0.6 inches high
Story Behind the Art: Peruvian artisan Cesar Gonzales has worked as a stone carver since 1988. Of his four children, the oldest girl shows the most interest in her father's art and even assists him. Gonzales works with serpentine, rose manganese, calcite, celestite, red jasper, mottramite, chrysocolla, rhodochrosite and quartz. 'I work in stone because of the beautiful things that can be made with each kind,' he says. 'I like stone's naturalness and purity of color.'
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code E (jasper). See Gemstone Treatments for further information.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
Sphere: 2.4 inches diameter; Base: 1.6 inches diameter x 0.6 inches high
Calcite and jasper
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