Beautiful blue lapis lazuli...a favorite of the Romans and Egyptians. Lapis was so revered, it is often found among the burial goods with Egyptian mummies.
This necklace is made of tiny handmade silver beads, hand knotted on black silk. The silver beads are asymmetrically accented with a rough hewn lapis bead. The necklace is finished with a pendant of ancient lapis lazuli, a disc carved with grooves to resemble a stylized flower or gear. A decorative sterling silver spiraled hook and eye clasps the necklace. The vintage and ancient beads are all from my personal collection.
As with all of the pieces from the Ancient Influences Collection, there is a limited quantity of these materials and no two are ever exactly alike.
Details.....The necklace is 20" long. The lapis disc measures 0.64" by 0.20", the lapis beads are 4.4mm and the silver beads measure 1.3mm.
All of the items in this collection are made using vintage bits & pieces and small imperfections are to be considered part of their charm.
Item number ai1048.