NEW DESIGN! LAPIS "LARIAT" Necklace, Sterling Silver
This design combines the natural beauty of a Lapis stone with a smaller version of my "lariat" necklaces, creating a lovely, adjustable necklace that you may be tempted to play with the whole time you're wearing it!
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. Its most well-known source is deep in the mountains of modern Afghanistan. meaning "blue." It is not an element nor a mineral--it is a rock containing multiple minerals: lazurite, diopside, calcite, pyrite and more.
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).
The Lapis stones are each approximately 3/8" tall x 3/8" wide- each stone varies slightly of course, so the one you receive may differ slightly from the ones pictured here, but they will certainly be very close in size, shape and coloring!