This sparkling and luscious bracelet combines genuine lapis lazuli, rock quartz crystal, and Hill Tribes sterling silver. A tiny sterling silver charm shaped like a flower adds the finishing touch. The lapis lazuli beads are graduated in size with a large deep blue lapis lazuli bead as the focal followed by a pair of smaller denim lapis beads with the smallest lapis beads at the ends. The central lapis bead and the smallest lapis beads have bits of sparkling pyrite inclusions, and the two denim lapis beads have swirling patterns of deep blue mixed with calcite like views of earth from space. I alternated the lapis with rock quartz crystal beads which have been micro-faceted in a checkerboard or chess board cut. These gemstones are AA grade with fabulous clarity and no inclusions. Because each 10 mm bead has more than a hundred facets, the sparkle factor is simply outstanding. Sterling silver rondelles with a beaded pattern are interspersed. Completing the run of beads is a lovely hand-crafted Hill Tribes sterling silver flower.
The bracelet is finished with a brushed silver lobster claw clasp and a short hand-crafted Hill Tribes sterling silver chain with a decorative raised pattern. The chain allows you to change the length to the best fit for you and is adjustable from 6 ½ to 8 ¼ inches. Each of the matching earrings is comprised of a deep blue lapis bead, a sparkling rock quartz crystal bead, and sterling silver accents. The earrings hang from sterling earwires and measure 1 ¾ inches in length.
Lapis lazuli was one of the first gemstones ever to be used in jewelry and was reserved for royalty. It is thought to be a healing stone as well as a gemstone of truth and friendship and is believed to bring harmony. The ancient Greeks believed rock quartz crystal was fossilized ice, and in ancient Rome women carried quartz crystal balls to cool their hands. It was also thought that quartz could be used to predict the future. Cultures all over the world considered quartz to be the universal healing stone, restoring balance and bringing hope. I don’t really know whether this bracelet and earring set will help you predict the future, but it will definitely be the coolest jewelry around. And it will most definitely sparkle!
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