VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE & BRACELET SET TAXCO MADE IN MEXICO GEMSTONE. Vintage Mexico Sterling Silver blue lapis Necklace & Bracelet Set Signed TC-226 Vintage hand crafted Mexican sterling silver & black onyx bead necklace & bracelet set. Necklace signed Mexico TC-226 925 bracelet is signed TC- 145 found in estate together and in excellent estate condition and ready to wear. The necklace is very long and does not open.
It measures 30" long and weighs a total of with bracelet of 77.5 grams The bracelet measures 7.25" long and does have a working clasp. The pieces have a combined weight of 77.3 grams. Lapis Lazuli Facts, Information and Description. 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 famous Italian painter and sculptor, Michelangelo, used ground Lapis Lazuli to produce an ultramarine colored pigment for some of his paintings during the Renaissance period. This gemstone is said to be one of the first gemstones ever worn as jewelry having been fashioned into cabochons and beads.
There are some very valuable Lapis Lazuli carvings, jewelry and gems available on the market today. The most valuable forms of this gemstone are those that are considered a deep intense blue in color with evenly spaced or few pyrites.
The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE & BRACELET SET TAXCO MADE IN MEXICO GEMSTONE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Mexican, Latin American". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.