VINTAGE STERLING SILVER BLUE LAPIS BRACELET MADE IN CHILE & LAPIS RING SOUTHWESTERN. Lapis Lazuli is an incredibly rare gemstone.Its chemical composition is so complex that the geological conditions have to be just right for its formation. For this reason, lapis lazuli is mainly found in two places on Earth Afghanistan and Chile.
These are the only mines where commercial-grade lapis lazuli is extracted. Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone with a rich, deep azure blue color.Lapis lazuli has been prized for thousands of years and was mined as far back as 3,000 BC in what is today Afghanistan. Lapis lazuli is Chile's national stone and holds a special place in Chilean culture.
Lapis Lazuli is listed as the traditional birthstone for December. Note that the official birthstone list adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912 denotes Turquoise and blue Topaz as the official birthstones.It is also the Planetary stone for Capricorn and the birthstone for Libra. See the birthstone tables for additional references to lapis.
Lapis may be given as a gem on the 7th and 9th wedding anniversary. Lapis is considered a rock, not a mineral. It combines various minerals, mostly lazurite, but also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue) and pyrite (fools' gold, a metallic yellow) and to be considered a mineral it would have only one component. However, value aside, one thing is for sure the semi-precious gemstone Lapis Lazuli is as popular today as it was during those times of old!
A strong blue, sometimes with a hint of violet, lapis lazuli's value decreases with the presence of white patches (calcite), while small veins of pyrite are often prized. The Egyptians used Lapis for seals, ground it for an eyelid cosmetic and often carved it into vases and figurines. Apis Lazuli is a semi-precious opaque gemstone that is well-known for its intense deep royal blue color and shimmering golden flecks that are reminiscent of a starry night sky.
This is a stunning gem with an interesting history. Historians believe that Lapis Lazuli has been around for the last 6,500 years, having been used and treasured by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and China. Archaeologists have found evidence of Lapis Lazuli among treasures and furnishings in ancient graves. It wasnt just used for jewelry.
It was (and still is) made into different objects including figures, bowls, hair combs, dagger handles and other decorative objects through carving techniques. Historically, Lapis Lazuli was also thought to have been ground down into powder to make eyeshadow and medicinal elixirs. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER BLUE LAPIS BRACELET MADE IN CHILE & LAPIS RING 24 CARATS" is in sale since Friday, February 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Bracelets\Gemstone".
The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.