Calcite and garnet sculpture, 'Blue Crested Bird' (Peru)

Sculpted of semiprecious gems, a beautiful bird boasts a crest of deep blue sodalite. Feathers of caramel calcite and serpentine crown a bold garnet tail. Cesar Gonzales creates an exquisite sculpture, crafting the bright eyes from painted glass and the realistic feet from wrought iron. A black onyx beak completes the image, which perches on an aragonite trunk.