Lapis Lazuli Crystal Earrings
Tubed Lapis Lazuli Crystal Earrings, with gold rice spacer and Swarovski crystals bicones on gold plated ear wires, the actual tubes are hand cut and polished, it gives it a real uniqueness, the drop measures 2 inches.
Lapis takes an excellent polish and can be made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics, ornaments, and vases. It was also ground and processed to make the pigment ultramarine. Which was widely used during the Renaissance period in frescoes and in oil paintings. Its usage as a pigment in oil paint largely ended in the early 19th century when a chemically identical synthetic variety of blue became available.