Large Vintage Blue Lapis Lazuli Earrings
Handmade, one of a kind, large Vintage Blue Lapis Lazuli Stone Earrings. The Vintage gemstones are gorgeous, I repurposed / upcycled these vintage stones to give them new life, to be enjoyed again. The stones are cut with three sides, not quite is not quite triangular because each of the three sides are different lengths (28mm x 18mm wide, at widest points). Each stone is unique, and they have some inclusions, not perfectly smooth, so if you like a more organic, natural look, you will love these stones.
I used solid Sterling Silver Daisy beads (3mm & 4mm), 2mm round beads on top, wire wrapped with little coils on the base of the blue gemstones.
You can order your favorite earring Wire Styles: French Hooks (also called Fish Hook or Sheppard Hook) or Leaver Back style.
I love to Up-cycle & Re-purpose old Gemstones, metals, glass, etc., whenever possible. The old materials are amazing, so different from what’s available today. Vintage, Antique, and old stones often have unique cuts, they are usually a better quality, less processed and often natural. Re using old materials is Eco Friendlier, Sustainable, more Ethical and brings me peace when creating my jewellery.
BLUE LAPIS LAZULI: Blue Lapis Lazuli is a very special gemstone, prized for thousands of years for its incredible, intense ultra marine blue color. The name comes from the combination of two words; the Latin word for stone 'Lapis' and the Arabic word 'Azula” which mean blue.
These stones have adorned priests and royalty, as jewellery and cosmetics, clothing and as ornaments, to decorate palaces, holy temples and more.
The vibrant blue stones were, ground into powder to pigment cloth for royal robes, used in art, etc. It is said that Cleopatra used the ground blue Lapis powder to enhance her eyes and it has been used in art for thousands of years in around the world. Prized by the renaissance painters like Michelangelo who used it to pigment his paint for the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Johannes Vermeer in his painting “Girl with Pearl Earring”.
Blue Lapis Lazuli is thought to be one of the gemstones in the breast plate of High Priest, from the holy scriptures in Bible (Exodus 28:15-21). Lapis Lazuli was often called Sapphire thousands of years ago and is one the traditional September Birthstones long with sapphire.
Blue Lapis is made up of mainly Lazurite, calcite and pyrite. The deep blue gemstone has little sparkly particles of Pyrite most of the time and sometimes it has little bits of white Calcite. The highest quality stones are almost completely blue, but, now most Lapis Lazuli has been treated and dyed to enhance its color.
♥ I love making jewellery, it’s a gift, so I make all my jewellery with prayers and blessings for a Long, Happy, Healthy, Peaceful & Prosperous Life!
MATERIALS: Vintage Blue Lapis Lazuli (I don’t know if they have been dyed or not) Sterling Silver and Love.
MEASUREMENTS: Earring’s measure (3.8cm) 1 1/2” from the base of the earring wires.
♥ COMPLIMENTARY PERSONALIZED DESCRIPTION CARD: Request a Personalized Card to add to your gift. I will make a card with a description of the jewellery or accessory, plus care instructions and I will put a name and or short message on the front of the card, for example: Happy Birthday, To Ann, Love Mom. (depending on the length of your Gift Message when checking out, I can try to fit it onto the card).
♥ FREE GIFT BOX: Your Jewellery will be shipped to you Beautifully GIFT WRAPPED in Eco Friendlier packaging, in a Recycled Paper GIFT BOX, Reusable Jewellery Pouch & Reusable Ribbon & natural Jute Twine. The gift box will be wrapped in tissue paper, tied with more jute twine. Your purchase will look lovely, a pleasure to receive and to give.
♥ I am an Eco Conscious, Animal Loving artist. I make all my jewellery & accessories with love, in a Joyful, Eco Friendlier, smoke free atmosphere using mainly hand tools and the most Earth Friendly methods of construction and Cruelty Free materials as possible. I create every piece by hand, I try to Upcycle and Re-purpose as many Vintage & Post-consumer materials whenever possible. I use mainly Eco-Friendlier packaging and shipping materials. I usually walk to the post office or take public transit to ship my packages, further reducing my carbon footprint, I strive to run a sustainable, ethical business.
♥ All my jewellery & accessories are mindfully created with as many cruelty free materials as possible. This is a Vegan Friendly piece of Jewellery
-I am careful to photograph most of my jewellery in natural day light, especially gemstones to give you the most accurate pictures possible, but, displays vary, so it is best to view my jewellery on at least two different screens to get a better idea of colors.
-Made with love in Canada!
-All my jewellery & accessories are made for adults, for ages 15 and up.
-PROCESSING TIMES will vary depending on the amount of labor involved in creating each piece. I create, inspect and package every order myself to ensure the highest quality possible. Please feel free to contact me for current processing times.
➳EXPRESS SHIPPING: Shipping Upgrades are available, please contact me to ask about options and prices in your area.
-If you have any questions or if you would like me to customize this piece or create custom made jewellery for you, please contact me by email or phone during business hours. I return messages promptly:
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