Handcrafted Stromatolite 'Pluto' Sphere , Handmade in Peru

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ITEM# 14708999
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    ITEM#: 14708999

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Cesar Gonzales ponders the origins of the universe with this extraordinary sphere on a calcite base. He sculpts the sphere from stromatolite, a fossil formed in the Precambrian world, they reached their peak of distribution some 2.2 billion years ago.

    Product Features:
    • Color: Dark brown, white
    • Materials: Stromatolite and calcite
    • Display stand included
    • Sphere: 2.2 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.'

    What is Worldstock?

    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.


    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.


    Material Stone
    Worldstock Country Peru
    Accent Type Decorative Orbs
    Color Brown
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions Sphere: 2.2 inches diameter; Base: 1.6 inches diameter x 0.6 inches high
    Model Number 170970
    Country of Origin Peru

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    • Pluto Sphere
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      Love this piece. Always get compliments on it

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    • beautiful
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      I prefer this to a gem I could only wear. This is a beautiful piece of the earth

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    • Beautiful.
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      I think this is a beautiful piece - the only thing I didn't like about it is the base doesn't match (not made out of same material and not even same color as sphere).

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