These earrings are all about our collective attraction to the vivacious & mesmerizing semi-precious Lapis Lazuli. This irresistibly ultra-blue stone has been mined for longer than Gold (for about 10 000 years in what is Afghanistan today), but it is the Egyptians who made it much more “mainstream “ by turning it into a pigment around 4000 years ago. During the time of the Dutch Master Painters such as Vermeer it was the most expensive ultramarine pigment on the planet - thankfully this vivid semi-precious stone has become much more affordable today.
In this piece, the richness of raw Afghani Lapis Lazuli and Brazilian Agate is contrasted with simple architectural 22k gold-plated pieces. Psychologists suggest we all share a continued sub-conscious attraction to this luscious stone because there is nothing much else on this planet that is of such intense blue colouring. For myself, I need no explanation as to why I love Lapis Lazuli – the deepness of the ultra-blue with its fine golden pyrite inclusions fascinates me every time again and works so well with so many outfits!
Like all our pieces it is handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay. These eclectic limited edition statement earrings are made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan and India
- Agates from Brazil
- Set into a 22k gold-plated base from Istanbul and Seoul
- Approximate length: 8.5cm
- 1/7 limited edition
The East of the Sun & West of the Moon Statement Earrings will be shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world … beautifully gift wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special.