Evening Indigo Lapis Pendant
Evening skies and bluebell flower laden hills are recalled in this Lapis pendant surrounded by quality Sterling Silver. Evening Indigo Lapis pendant varies from deepest blue to watery hues in our natural Lapis gemstone pendant. Set in sterling
Evening Indigo Lapis Pendantsize: 1 1/4" x 3/4" With the bail: 1 3/4". Chain Included.
Lapis lazuli is a relatively rare, semi-precious gemstone, prized for thousands of years and by many cultures, for its intense blue color. Lapis is formed primarily of Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite.
The oldest Lapis mine is from 700 BC, in a region that was part of a country known as Bactria (now Afghanistan). The lapis mines that were producing then are still producing today.
Lapis has been worn for thousands of years as adornments, eye shadow, used in elixirs and as an intense blue in paintings. Early humans valued Lapis lazuli more highly than gold for its intense blue color, Egyptians buried a lapis scarab with the dead and believed it offered the living protection. in medieval Europe, Lapis Lazuli, resembling the blue of the heavens, was believed to counteract the wiles of the spirits of darkness and procure the aid and favor of the spirits of light and wisdom.
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