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Nebula Lapis Lazuli Pendant and Chain

Nebula Lapis Lazuli Pendant and Chain

  • £4890

Two Lapis Lazuli gemstones handset in silver with an 18 inch silver chain. The smaller teardrop pendant has a slightly paler colour around the edges wheras the square pendant is a lovely deep blue with a few patches of irion pyrites . 

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue gemstone and is a mixtureof the minerals Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. It was formed as the result of contact metamorphism , when pre existing limestone and marble rocks were changed by the intense heat and pressure of intruding magmas. Many Lapis Lazuli stones exhibit a speckled gold or silver glint , due to the presence of shiny iron pyrites. 

Lapis Lazuli was revered for its beautiful deep celestial blue colour by many ancient cultures and was used to create ultramarine colour fabric dye favoured  by royalty. In Tibetan culture Lapis Lazuli was prized more than diamonds being  associated with spiritual attainment, wisdom and truth . The Egyptians believed wearing Lapis would ensure immortality. Cleopatra's iconic blue eye shadow was originally the dust of Lapis Lazuli stones.. Leonardo da Vinci and other Masters used Lapis Lazuli to create vibrant blue pigments for their masterpieces

A birthstone for Capricorn and Libra.  A symbol of honour, courage, wisdom and truth . May bring harmony and inner tranquility. 

Right Pendant weight: 7.5 grams     Stone size: 3.8cm x 1.6cm 

Left Pendant weight:   13.7 grams    Stone size: 2.9cm x 2.3cm

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