If you love the deep blue of natural Lapis Lazuli then you will love this necklace. I have used smaller sizes of faceted rounds of Lapis Lazuli interspersed with smooth heishis to create this delicate beauty. The small toggle and other metal parts are of sterling silver. This is a wear-all-the- time necklace and perfect for layering too.
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.
Length: 20 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 2mm and 6 mm faceted rounds, 3 x 6 mm smooth heishis.
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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