A pair of spectacularly carved brown and white Mother of Pearl star fish swim beautifully under an intense blue 'A' grade faceted oval Lapis Lazuli bead. A unique pair of earrings, great with your summer wardrobe. The beads are wrapped with 14K gold-fill wire and hang from a circle ear wire with a 3 mm bead. Only one pair available! Surprisingly light-weight!
Lapis lazuli gets its name from the Latin and Persian (Iranian) words for `blue stone'. The color of this gemstone ranges from light blue to deep royal blue. The darker the blue the more valuable the gemstone. It is characterized by glittering specks of golden pyrite and imitation Lapis lazuli lacks the pyrite specks. This stone was associated by ancient Egyptians with deity and royalty, and also motherhood. It is thought to bring peace and cure depression. The best quality Lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where it has been mined for centuries. It is also found in Russia and Colorado, USA.
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Length: 2.5 inches from your piercing.
Bead size: 8 x 10 mm Lapis Lazuli oval; 24 mm star fish.
Earrings: Ear wires and all other metal components are of 14 K GF. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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Lapis Lazuli and carved Mother of Pearl Earrings in 14 K Gold-Fill