Gorgeous and natural, faceted blue rounds of Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan along with three silver beads from Bali, Indonesia form this stunning necklace. If you love gemstones, I know you must have a special love for Lapis Lazuli, I do! I have used small sterling silver round to highlight these glorious beads. The necklace is closed with a large flat round toggle made of HIll Tribe silver. Turn heads with this one-of-a-kind necklace!
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.
Hill Tribe silver beads are distinctive and hand-made by artisans of the mountain regions Northern Thailand using methods passed down through the centuries. They are made from almost pure silver (0.999) and contain more silver than sterling silver, which contains 0.925 silver.
Length: 17 inches, can be lengthened, please email me.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 16 mm (0.6 inch) Lapis Lazuli rounds; 18 mm Bali silver beads.
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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