Lapis Lazuli Earrings
Tubed Lapis Lazuli Earrings, these earrings are created using semi-precious lapis lazuli tubes and mixed swarovski crystals bicones on gold plated ear wires. The actual tubes are hand cut and polished that it gives it a real uniqueness to its shape as each one is slightly different. The drop measures 2 inches.
Lapis takes an excellent polish and can be made into jewellry, 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.