Machu Picchu Jasper with Opal
Designed by Dee in Fine German Sterling Silver with an Inlayed Bail. An Australian Opal is hinged below with a stunning inlayed setting.
54.4 grams; 1 3/4″ X 3 1/2″.
This is a natural stone mined in the base near Machu Picchu Peru. Containing a mix of various minerals – Cuprite, Calcite, and Aragonite.
The Citadel of Machu Picchu is considered the main tourist attraction in Peru and one of the most visited worldwide.
Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that comes from Machu that means old or ancient, and Picchu meaning mountain, therefore, Machu Picchu is translated as Old Mountain.
It is considered as the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire and one of the most important heritage sites in the world. It sits on top of a mountain, 2.430 meters in the tropical forest, offering spectacular scenery with significant endemic biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Aragonite increases energy, in particular it increases the energy of prayers and magic charms. Metaphysically is it said to boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.
Calcite increases and amplifies energy. It can also be helpful in astral travel and in channelling, as well as with increasing intuition. All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress. Calcite is a protecting, purifying, grounding and centering stone, and can help bring inner peace. It also increases creativity, imagination, and prosperity. Calcite is also a stone of spirituality, wisdom and reconciliation.
Cuprite is a mineral with high copper content. Metaphysical lore says that it is helpful for reducing worries about things one has no control over, awareness, teaching, and delivering spiritual messages. Cuprite is associated with kundalini energy as well as opening the flow of the base (root) chakra, the solar plexus chakra, and balancing the heart and base chakras. As a root chakra stone, it is considered very grounding and stabilizing. It is associated in traditional and mystical lore with will power, security, confidence, sexuality, mortality, and masculine energy. Mystically it is used to recall and examine past life experiences. It has been historically said to help heal ones relationship with their father.