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  • Day42

    Pisac town

    November 10, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Another 15-20 min from the viewpoint, we reached the town of Pisac. Its a town famous for its silver and precious stone work. Here we visit a local silver smithy workshop where they explained the procedure to make the silver and precious stone jewelry from the raw materials. They use 95% silver and 5% copper here. In most places in the world, 7.5% copper is used.
    (Stones in the pictures)
    Turquoise stone is used for bluish green color.
    Mother of pearl for white and silver.
    Sea shells from inside for bluish white.
    Serpentine stone from Macchu Picchu for yellow color.
    Lapiz Lazuli from Peru for the blue color.
    Onyx for black color.
    Other sea shells outer layer for other colors.
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