Gold

 

Peru is a silversmith and gold country par excellence. At the time of the Incas, metals possessed a divine value because of its beauty, brilliance and durability, being always associated with ritual and magic. In the central Andes, the goldsmiths worked with great skills these precious metals, using techniques such as rolling and hammering and invented their own gold and silver surfaces.

The jewelry found in tombs of the Inca, Moche and Lord of Sipan, among others, we evidence that the ancient Peruvians were true masters of metallurgy and skilled goldsmiths who developed an extraordinary management of metals, alloys, the color surface of the object and goldsmithing.

Currently, Peru is the second largest producer of copper and silver and gold sixth which is vital to the local economy as it accounts for 60 percent of the country's export income.