Item No: A22328
About this item:
Length: 21 inches
Stone: Lapis Lazuli
Beads: Clear Faceted Czech Glass
This is a super, vintage necklace with beautiful czech glass beads, graduated lapis lazuli beads with pyrite inclusions and a spring ring clasp. Beautifully made, each bead is secured with a knot in the string. The necklace would be suitable for both casual and evening wear.
Condition: The necklace is in superb condition as photographed, but it is a vintage piece so does show signs of wear.
Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli is a relatively rare semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color. The name lapis lazuli means "blue stone", lapis from the Latin for stone and Lazuli from the Arabic for blue ‘azula’.
In ancient times, lapis lazuli was known as sapphire (from the Greek word sappheiros meaning precious blue stone), which is the name that is used today for the blue corundum variety sapphire. It was particularly prized by the ancient Egyptians for amulets, ornaments, seals and jewellery, and was even used by Cleopatra in a powdered form as eyeshadow.
Lapis lazuli is regarded by many people as the stone of friendship and truth. The blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and enhances creative self-expression. Traditionally believed to increase mental clarity, virility, and calm, Lapis Lazuli is a great choice of gift for teachers, lecturers and public speakers.