Lapis Lazuli Earrings set in 925 Sterling Silver
This is a gorgeous pair of sterling silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings. The silver work is exceptional, its very intricate, and with a 925 hallmark on the back of each earring.
Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful and iconic semi-precious stone from Afghanistan. The cabochons are a beautiful, ethereal deep blue colour. These beautiful stones have come from the mines in the Kokcha valley, a remote valley in North Eastern Afghanistan. These mines have been producing high grade gemstones almost continually for 6000 years. Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic rock containing lazurite. Lapis Lazuli also frequently contains specks of iron pyrites and calcite. It was said that the deep blue of Lapis Lazuli represented the night sky. The tiny flecks and flashes of pyrite within it represented the sparkling stars. The name Lapis derives from Latin word lapis meaning stone. While Lazuli derives from the Persian word lazhward meaning blue.
Metaphysically, this is a highly protective stone that healers use to rapidly reduce stress. This is a stone that can encourage creativity, and is also a stone that can bond relationships in love and friendship. Healers use this stone to lower blood pressure and boost the immune system. It is a stone to stimulate wisdom, and the desire for knowledge. It is also one that can assist the expression of emotions and feelings.
We supply these Lapis Lazuli earrings in an attractive gift box, the ones shown here in the photograph are the ones we send you.