NEW! Bookmatched BANDED Lapis "Leaves" in Medium Brass Contoured Hoops OOAK! #2
THESE BOOKMATCHED PIECES ARE AMAZING! THE BANDING IN BOTH OF THESE PIECES IS SOOOO GORGEOUS!
I sourced some exquisite new pieces to make more of these bookmatched pairs! Completely smooth, each piece has gorgeous striations running through them and flecks of golden minerals shimmering in the light...
Lapis is one of the oldest opaque gemstones in history--more than 6,500 years! This deep blue stone includes tiny flecks of mica, like a night sky full of stars.
The Sumerians believed that the spirit of their gods lived within the stone, while the ancient Egyptians saw it as a symbol of the night sky. Since the earliest of times, lapis lazuli has been associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom, intellect and truth. From antiquity, lapis lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will ward off evil. In ancient Egypt, it was powdered and worn about the eyes to improve eyesight. Today, it is considered by some to be an aid to balancing the third eye chakra (which influences vision and hearing).
These beauties measure:
Lapis Stones measure: 3/4" wide x 1 3/8" tall
Medium Brass Contoured Hoops: 1 1/2" wide x 2 1/8" tall
These hang 2 5/8" from earwires to bottom of hoops
ANOTHER ONE OF A KIND!