Lapis Lazuli – once the most expensive ultramarine pigment – loved by pharaohs and Dutch painters such as Van der Meer alike has not lost any of the luscious feelings it evokes, but thankfully it has become much more affordable.
In this piece the richness of raw Afghani, Pakistani and Indian Lapis Lazuli with specks of pyrite (fools’ gold) is contrasted with he ultra-smooth hematite chevrons (plated) and tiny faceted Agates. Keeping it extremely simple with 22k gold -plated central ring and findings from Istanbul, this piece will become a staple of your wardrobe for many years to come. Add serious versatility to the equation – this piece can be “transformed” in 3 ways from a simple long piece to a mid – length piece with matching bracelet, and for the more adventurous – the necklace can be doubled up.
Lapis Lazuli has been mined longer than gold with some psychologists suggesting 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 indigo 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 one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
This luxurious statement necklace is made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
The Great Lapis Lazuli Escape Statement Necklace 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.