This necklace is 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, Pakistani and Indian Lapis Lazuli with specks of pyrite (fools’ gold) is contrasted with ultra-smooth tiny faceted Agates, Pearls, translucent Aqua-blue Mother of Peral & recycled Glass, and complemented with plenty of warm, rich gold. 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. This eclectic limited-edition statement necklace is made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
- Agates from Brazil
- Recycled Glass from USA
- Mother of Pearl from India
- Pearls from Shanghai
- 22k gold-plated chain, beads and hammered Ring from Istanbul
- Approximate length: 59 cm
- 1/10 limited edition
The Future is Blue Statement Necklace will be beautifully gift-wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special. Weendeavour to make each piece as closely as possible to the one shown in the image. However, since we are working with natural stones, each piece is a little bit different and that's just the way we like it.