Sterling Silver & Lapis Lazuli Necklace is cool blue and sophisticated! Large chunky and irregularly faceted genuine lapis lazuli beads, graduated in size, are paired with beautifully stamped and beaded sterling silver rectangles and orbs. The largest lapis bead (center) is .75" x 1.2" in length. For comfort, the beads around the neck are smooth and rounded.
Necklace is 20" long and sits just below the collarbone to frame the face.
Closure is a handcrafted sterling silver square toggle clasp, a textured base with individually formed and hammered beads on the toggle and clasp. Lightly oxidized to enhance the texture and pattern.
Paired with our asymmetrical sterling silver, turquoise and lapis necklace, the compliments are never ending. Wear with a soft denim shirt or a classic off-the-shoulder, this beauty will enhance any look. Longer necklace featured in photos below can be found here Asymmetrical Necklace.
Lapis lazuli is primarily composed of lazurite (deep cobalt blue) with inclusions of sodalite (light blue), pyrite (gold or silver natural sparkle) and with some other minor minerals. Used for jewelry for millennia, lapis lazuli is primarily mined in Afghanistan with other locations in Russia, Pakistan, Chile. Small deposits can also be found in the US, Canada and Italy.