Lapis Earrings, Lapis Lazuli Earring, Gemstone Earrings, Blue Stone Earrings, Natural Lapis, Sterling Silver, Blue Dangle Earrings, Mom Gift
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color.
Did you know they used to crush the stone and used the pigment in painting? Ultramarine is the color you get. Wikipedia says this:
At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary.
Today, mines in northeast Afghanistan are still the major source of lapis lazuli. Important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada.
These earrings feature 14mm coin shaped beads with 6mm rounds dangling from the bottom loop.
They'll pair with your favorite blue jeans and tank top for everyday wear, too.
Versatile, light and easy to wear.
Sterling Silver French hook ear wires are shown, but there are other options in the drop down box.
Length: 2 inches
Comes in a cotton-filled gold foil box perfect for gift-giving or for yourself!
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