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Lapis Lazuli

When I came across these earrings, I was quite impressed with the beautiful blue stones and I thought they looked stunning in the sterling silver setting.

925 Sterling Silver Bali Inspired Blue Lapis Gemstone Filigree Teardrop Dangle EarringsCheck Price

The blue color is so deep and I was curious as to why they had gold flecks throughout the stones. I decided to do some research on Lapis Lazuli to find out the history of this gorgeous gemstone.

I was surprised to find out how long Lapis Lazuli has been used in jewelry. This stone has been recovered over and over again at ancient burial sites throughout Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Ancient cultures considered Lapis Lazuli to be a precious gem, similar to Sapphire. Even the burial chamber of King Tut was lavishly decorated with Lapis. The rich color pigment contained in the stone led to it being ground and used for make-up, medicines and the dyeing of garments

Lapis Lazuli Necklaces and Pendants

 925 Sterling Silver Blue Lapis Lazuli Sphere Gemstone Strand Necklace, 18-21 inchCheck Price Lapis lazuli pendant necklace, ‘Blue Universe’ – Hand Made Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli NecklaceCheck Price Gold-Plated Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Drop Necklace, 18Check Price A Sweet Sterling Silver Necklace Accented with Lapis lazuli Made in AmericaCheck Price Blue Marble Ocean Gratitude Necklace On a Gold Filled chain with Lapis Lazuri Blue Ball, 20 InchCheck Price Pearlz Ocean Lapis Lazuli and White Freshwater Pearl Knotted Endless NecklaceCheck Price Zinc Threaded Gemstone Bead Multi Strand Necklace, 18 inchesCheck Price Third Eye Energy -Orgone Pendant – Clear Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, DumortieriteCheck Price Chopmall® Waterdrop Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Gem Necklace PendantCheck Price

Blue Lapis Lazuli Rings

 Bling Jewelry Sterling Silver Filigree Lapis Cocktail Gemstone Statement RingCheck Price Yazilind Vintage Oval Round Cut Blue Lapis Lazuli Silver Plated 6.5 8 9 Ring WomenCheck Price Ana Silver Co Lapis Lazuli 925 Sterling Silver Ring Size 6.25Check Price Lapis Lazuli of Love Double Triskele Triquetra Gemstone Ring in Sterling SilverCheck Price 10K Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli RingCheck Price Holy Trinity Celtic Triskele Power of Three Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Ring in Sterling SilverCheck Price Lapis Lazuli Rope and Bead Polished Band Sterling Silver RingCheck Price Lapis lazuli cocktail ring, ‘Universe’ – Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring in Sterling Silver JewelryCheck Price Yazilind Vintage Pear Round Cut Blue Lapis Lazuli Amethyst 18K White Gold Plated 6.5 8 9 Ring WomenCheck Price

The formation of Lapis Lazuli is very complex and consists of several different minerals including Lazurite, Calcite and specks of Pyrite, which are the flecks of gold that sparkle in the earrings. This combination makes Lapis technically a rock rather than a mineral. Depending on the amount of sulfur contained in the stone, Lapis can range in color from light blue to a very dark blue. It is a fragile and porous stone and must be handled with care to protect it from harm.

Lapis Lazuli Earrings

 Lapis Lazuli Flat Teardrop and Round Bead on 14k Gold Leverbacks Drop EarringsCheck Price Round Bead and White Potato Freshwater Cultured Pearl Cluster Sterling Silver Ear Wire Drop EarringsCheck Price Gold plated lapis lazuli dangle earrings, ‘Follow the Dream’ – Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and 24k Gold Plated Brass EarringsCheck Price Bling Jewelry Oval Blue Lapis Twisted Rope Sterling Silver Leaf Stud EarringsCheck Price Cushion Cut Lapis Lazuli and White Topaz Stud EarringsCheck Price 925 Sterling Silver Bali Inspired Blue Lapis Gemstone Filigree Teardrop Dangle EarringsCheck Price 10 cttw Gold Plated Natural Lapis Lazuli 22k Gold Plated Euro Wire Drop Earrings, Museum JewelryCheck Price 18K Gold-Plated Rims Pear Shape Gemstone Dangle EarringsCheck Price Cultured pearl and lapis lazuli dangle earrings, ‘Tropical Berry’ – Sterling Silver Earrings with Pearls and Lapis LazuliCheck Price

Spiritually, Lapis Lazuli is considered an “intellectual” stone featuring the properties of wisdom, truth and knowledge. It is said that this stone is helpful in the areas of problem solving and research. It promotes truth, open communication and enhanced learning.

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