Inca agate characteristics
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Inca agate characteristics

History and healing properties of Inca agate

Earrings with Inca agate

This semi-precious stone is an agate showing attractive colors. The matrix is generally white, grey-blue, blue, yellow, red or orange. The Inca agate shows lines which colors can go from red, orange, and yellow to purple.

It comes from the mountains of the Peruvian Andes. It is the reason why it is called Inca agate. It refers to this great Pre-Hispanic civilization from Peru which territory went as far as the Andes.

This agate comes from four different mines and arrived on the market in 2012. Most of the time, you will find them in nodules of 4 to 10cm. It often shows cracks and can also be found as druses. The selection and the cut to get nice cabs are difficult and explain why it can be an expensive stone.

In spite of these factors, it started to seduce many collectors. Today, it is one of the most wanted stone.

Mines: Peru.

History, legends and beliefs about Inca agate

This stone is quite recent on the market (2012). Therefore, there is no special anecdote about this stone.

Healing properties of Inca agate

  • For the same reasons, there is no particular healing property about this stone. Please, check the healing properties of agate in general.

/!\ Please note that all healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions.

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