Lapis Lazuli Wire Work Gemstone Necklace
A tasteful and elegant pendant featuring a natural lapis lazuli gemstone bead. The large oval bead is strung and accented with tasteful swirls and spirals of sterling silver wire work. The pendant includes a silver plated-copper chain and comes packaged in a hand-stamped gift box. Lapis is a powerful gemstone with a rich history, and this necklace adds extra whimsical flair to it's timeless magic.
Each piece is made-to-order, and the photos shown are examples of the piece you will receive. Your jewelry will be made with the same wire work technique and same size and quality of stone. There will be natural variation in the colors and patterns of the stones, as well as variation due to the handmade nature, ensuring that your jewelry is truly unique!
Lapis lazuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone that features flakes of pyrite which give off a golden shine. Jewelry made of lapis has been found at archaeological sites in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It was used for amulets and scarabs, with are beetle symbols representing the sun god, Ra, and transformation. Metaphysically, lapis is believed to help ground the user, and improve concentration and focus.
CHAIN: The pendant is photographed on a silver-plated copper snake chain, available in lengths of 16 or 20 inches.The silver plating on the chain will eventually wear off, but its a great affordable option. I also have a variety of styles of sterling silver chains available to enhance your pendant, you can see photos in the Chain Section.
SIZE: Approximately 1 3/8" x 9/16". Please also see the fourth photo for a size reference. The centerpiece is a 12x18mm teardrop amazonite bead.
COORDINATING JEWELRY: More lovely lapis lazuli jewelry and other complimentary gemstone jewelry is available from Kosmic Krystals. If you love this listing visit THIS section for coordinating pendant and earring options.
CLEANING: Silver will naturally darken, or tarnish, due to reactions with sulfides in the air. Each piece of Kosmic Krystals' silver jewelry comes with a non-tarnish strip and bag that prevents absorbing and trapping the sulfides and other pollutants in the air. If kept in a sealed bag or jewelry box with your silver jewelry the strip will prevent tarnishing for approximately 6 months. Lapis is a softer, porous stone which should not be cleaned using any harsh silver or gemstone cleaners. Some tarnish can be removed with a polishing cloth, but deeper areas cannot be reached. However, this natural patina can give the piece an interesting antiqued look. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
View more enchantingly elegant gemstone jewelry from Kosmic Krystals in the Storefront. Custom jewelry is available, for inquiries see the Custom Order Page and Request Form. Thank you for visiting Kosmic Krystals!