A striking yet timeless 8-strand necklace and Earring SET of small Lapis Lazuli beads with striated Brass beads at regular intervals, on a gold plated S-clasp and gold plated 925 silver hooks
Afghanistan was the source of Lapis Lazuli for the Ancient Egyptian civilisation (and the later Greek and Roman cultures) and was obtained through trade with the Mesopotamians. It was a highly prized gemstone that was abundantly used in ornamental objects, amulets and jewellery and powdered Lapis was used as a cosmetic.
Today, still mined in Afghanistan, this beautiful stone is just as wonderful to work with and creates jewellery that always stands out.
Please see About Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli for more information about this wonderful material
Necklace and Earring SET, Necklace only, Earrings only