ladies sterling silver pendant with a blue lapis lazuli gemstoneLapis Lazuli Pendant | Stone Mania
ladies sterling silver pendant with a blue lapis lazuli gemstone
ladies sterling silver pendant with a blue lapis lazuli gemstone
ladies sterling silver pendant with a blue lapis lazuli gemstone

Lapis Lazuli Pendant

Price: £29.99
Product Code: ISLP

 

 

Lapis Lazuli Pendant

 

 

Lapis lazuli polished cabochon mounted as a ladies pendant in sterling silver.  This highly polished oval shaped stone has sharp cut edges and rises up four milimetres from the surrounding setting.  It's well speckled with inclusions of the mineral iron pyrite also known as fool's gold and some subtle traces of white calcite can also be seen.

This distinctive blue coloured metamorphic rock has been prized as a gemstone since the time of the Pharaohs and the vast majority of the world's lapis lazuli is mined in Afghanistan.  All of the stones featured in our ladies pendants come from Badakhshan in the far northeast of the country.  This province is home to some of the oldest mines in the world and the lapis which travelled along trade routes to Ancient Egypt was mined in this location.

Although often referred to as a mineral, lapis lazuli is classified as a rock because it's made up of many different minerals.  The mineral lazurite is largely responsible for the stone's rich blue colour.

Having chosen the cabochons that we wish to use in our ladies pendants, each piece is then crafted for us entirely by hand by one of a small team of artisans with whom we've been working for almost twenty years. 

Weight (grams) : 24.1
Size (cms) : 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.8

 

 

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