Necklace of Lapis Lazuli, Antique Indian Silver and A Large Berber Pendant
This necklace features a large Berber silver and lapis pendant. The silver has a pleasant old patina and features a range of amulet carvings. There is exquisite detail around the large inset lapis cabochon in the center. The necklace is approximately 21" long without the pendant. The pendant adds 75 mm in length. The pendant is made of old silver and a large lapis inset. It is about 75mm along the diagonals, the side of teh square is about 50mm The exact silver content is unknown. The carved ancient-style matte lapis lazuli beads come from Afghanistan and range from 8mm to about 20mm long. The bicone sterling silver beads are from India. The S-hook old-style clasp is sterling silver.
About Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis lazuli is a composite rock containing lazurite, calcite, pyrite, and a number of other minerals in varying quantities. The ancients called it sapphire for the blue color not to confuse it with the modern sapphire which is a different gem). It also was known as Ultramarinum (beyond the sea), when it was first introduced to Europe.
Since antiquity, the main source of Lapis Lazuli was ancient Bactria (now Afghanistan), where ancient mines are still producing the world supplies of this beautiful stone. It was used in religious objects, and amulets as well as in pigments and paints since Neolithic times. Jewelry made of lapis lazuli has been found in prehistoric tombs across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Ancient Sumerians believed it was a royal stone, and through the centuries its “royal blue” color has been associated with royalty. It is said that the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest Aaron included the stone lapis (although referred to as sapphire). Ancient Egyptians loved it in jewelry and amulets, they also appear to be the first to use powdered lapis lazuli in makeup. Lapis Lazuli is found in many Egyptian royal tombs, including that of Tutankhamun.
Its timeless beauty keeps it a favorite in modern times as well. Lapis lazuli is the Traditional birthstone for December and the accepted gem for the seventh and ninth wedding anniversaries. It is the Planetary stone for Capricorn and the Zodiac stone for Libra.
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Mexican Amber and Dominican Blu Amber, necklace and earrings Set, is beautiful !!!
Very light! I like very much !!!
Many thanks Anna!
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Thank you so much my wife loved it better than expected.
first of all, WOW, I am really happy with this necklace, more than imaginable; CROSSROADS continue to spread your light and wings with these beautiful pieces. God Bless.
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Finally received the earrings and they do not dissapoint.
Pale pink coral that goes with my other necklaces and a lot more. Thank you for your extra effort.
This 18' necklace is the last of the set, and I am so glad that I purchased it. Is beautiful with the pink coral and the silver accents, is a combination that I can wear in different ways. Very satisfied with the workmanship and quality of these pieces. Thanks.
Gorgeous necklace, really excited to wear it for special occasions!
Just received my necklace, This is exactly what I need to start 2021. My favorite combination of colours : bright orange and dark green. Nicely done! This is not just to show it off on my black cashmere turtleneck, I can hold it in my hands , look at it and enjoy it.
Anna (seller) was very accommodating, answered my questions and provide extra pictures of the necklace for me. Thank you Anna!
I purchased a second necklace to add to a previous one from this seller. The craftsmanship and beauty of the coral and pearls combined with sterling silver gives it antique-like effect that I love. Fast shipping and impecable packaging. Thanks.
Beautiful and artfully designed necklace. Love the pearls and the silver combined with the coral. Fast shipping and great connection with the seller.
This is a special piece for rock lovers, really beautiful, every detail special....even though the seller made all the right moves with shipping, the overburdened usps had delays. Nonetheless, the gorgeous necklace arrived in perfect shape. Bravo ! This shop highly recommended.
I just received the excellent necklace. The deliverey was very fast and the quality is fantastic! I love it very much!
The necklace is exactly as described and in the photo. I love it
This item is beautiful. It looks exactly as presented. We are very happy with it, and we cannot wait to present this to our daughter for Hanukkah.
Gorgeous piece! I absolutely love it.