A lovely deep blue lapis lazuli stones set into sterling silver! This is a beautiful, big sterling silver vintage pendant that is set with a large oval shaped lapis stone. This is a vintage sterling silver piece by the designer Sajen. As with all of their pieces, the quality is excellent. A white glowing mother of pearl shell is set into the center. Above this is a faceted, long and large teardrop purplish blue iolite stone. The stones are set into sterling bezels. Stunning sterling silver work gives this an ethnic Bali style . Swirls, dots, etc. give it fantastic detail. It has a nice wide bail so that you can slip this over a chain, strand of beads, etc. This is a nice large piece and makes an amazing boho statement piece!
This piece was designed by Marianna and Richard Jacobs for their Sajen Offerings line. The Balinese word for "Offerings" is "Sajen". Their pieces are handcrafted and hand finished by master jewelers in Bali, Indonesia and Jaipur, India. I am listing several vintage Sajen pieces so please check those out also.
***This is one of many Sajen pieces that I was able to purchase from an estate. Please check those out too.
Condition: Great vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 2.72” (68.96 mm) long
Markings: Sajen 925
Weight: 23.3 grams
Stones tested as stated
Please view enlarged photo. Pendant is much more beautiful in real life.
I lightly polish my vintage silver as some people like the aged patina. If you want me to polish it before shipping, just let me know! I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
History: Name from Latin lapis meaning "stone" and the Persian "lazhuward" blue.
Formed minerals which include mostly lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite. Colors range from medium to royal blue with gold flecks of pyrites.
It has a long history and interesting as it's intense color. Lapis Lazuli has been one of the most sought after stones. Symbol of wisdom, truth, royalty, honor, power, spirit and vision.
Highly prized in ancient Egypt. The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was inlaid with Lapis. It was used in jewelry, ground for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. The deep blue was a high contrast to the desert lands. Garments of priests and royalty were dyed with lapis.
To ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America it was a symbol of the starry night. Islamic Orient used it for protection from the evil eye. Greeks and Romans used it as an ornamental stone. In medieval Europe it was believed to counteract spirits of darkness and aid the spirits of light and wisdom. Michelangelo had it ground into power for paint. Buddhists believe it brings inner peace and freedom from negative thought.
Believed to activating higher mind and enhance intellect Stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth, understanding learning. A stone of truth, helps with both spoken and written work. Stone of friendship and harmony. Can bring calm and communication. Reveals inner truth, self-awareness, honesty and compassion.
Believed to be beneficial for circulation, cardiac rhythm, vertigo, blood pressure throat, larynx, vocal chords, endocrine glands, thyroid glands and insomnia. Helps relieves pain and inflammations.
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