These statement 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 and Indian Lapis Lazuli) is contrasted with he ultra-smooth tiny faceted Agates and plenty of sleek silver. Keeping it extremely the simple silver base from Malta, these earrings will become a staple of your wardrobe for many years to come.
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 one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
These eclectic statement earrings are made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan and India
- Agates from Brazil
- Set into a silver-plated base from Malta, Bali and Seoul
- Approximate length: 7.5cm
The Lapis Lazuli Simplicity Contract 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.