High Schooler Leads Archeologists to Lost Incan Colony!
A new discovery of an Inca settlement had an unlikely starting point: a high schooler in northwest Argentina. The revelation came when archeologists held a workshop in the town of Casa de Piedra, asking the students to add their knowledge to local maps. A student named Luis pointed his finger on the map and said “You must go. There are many Indians’ houses,” a local expression for structures of archeological interest. Intrigued, the team visited the area and found an Incan settlement previously uncharted by archaeologists. It’s believed that this site will add to our knowledge of the Incan expansion from 1400 to 1532 A.D.
In celebration of this incredible find, we give you this beautiful earring set that features rhodochrosite, Argentina’s national gemstone. What is rhodochrosite? It’s a stunning rose-colored gem known for its intensity and quality. The Incas loved these crystals, regarding them as the blood of their fallen rulers that had been turned to stone. They held it in such high regard that later writers referred to rhodochrosite as “Inca Rose.” Crafted here with an oxidized silver finish and a South American flair, the Inca Rose Earring Set is a striking addition to any woman’s jewelry box. Dig up your own adventure today.
- 5 1/2 ctw
- Oxidized silver-finished brass setting
- (6) oval 6x5mm pink Rhodochrosite
- 3/4" drop
- 16mm width
- Post back
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