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Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

My gorgeous client Rosie asked if I could make her a lapis lazuli ring. We discussed her vision, and I came up with a design she liked.

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

I most often just let the stone do the talking, but the addition of some tiny organic pieces of gold which follow the lines of the gold flecks in the lapis just seemed to fit!

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

Photography is not my forte, and these pictures don’t really do the ring justice. I’m sure you get the general idea though!

Lapis Lazuli Cabochons (8mm Round Rose Cut)

Lapis Lazuli Cabochons (8mm Round Rose Cut)

The lapis lazuli gemstone cabochons shown here are 8mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Lapis Lazuli Cabochons (6mm Round Rose Cut)

Lapis Lazuli Cabochons (6mm Round Rose Cut)

The lapis lazuli gemstone cabochons shown here are 6mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

Matthew was looking for a gift for his wife, and he got in touch to see if I could create a bangle similar to this one, but with some gemstones included.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

He got their small daughter to choose the gemstones from my collection. She picked garnet and lapis lazuli.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

I hope this thoughtful present was well received!

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

One of the benefits of being part of organising a school reunion is that along the way, you get back in touch with some lovely people that you haven’t seen since your high school days.

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

I was thrilled to be commissioned to create this lapis lazuli ring for one of these gorgeous friends (there is a love story attached to this friend and the reunion, but that is a tale for another day!)

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

Could there be much better than creating a thing of beauty for a person with a beautiful heart?

 

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon Pair

Lapis Lazuli Oblong Cabochon Pair

The gorgeous dark blue lapis lazuli gemstone cabochons shown here are 24mm long. They are available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring, pendant or earrings for you. 

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. It is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.

Lapis Lazuli

(image credit Ra'ike)

(image credit Ra’ike)

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years.

(image credit Philippe Giabbanelli)

(image credit Philippe Giabbanelli)

Lapis is the Latin word for ‘stone’, and lazuli comes from the Latin ‘lazulum’ which was derived the name of the stone in Persian. The name of the stone came to be associated with its color – the word azure comes from lapis lazuli.

(image credit Parent Géry)

(image credit Parent Géry)

Lapis was long ground up to make the pigment ultramarine, which was widely used during the Renaissance in frescoes and oil painting (this method was replaced in the 19th century with a synthetic compound.)

(image credit Walters Art Museum)

(image credit Walters Art Museum)

Because of its amazing blue colouring, Lapis has been prized; carved and worn throughout antiquity, in pieces like this Roman Imperial Eagle. I saw quite a lot of it in precious pieces in museums while travelling in Egypt.

Large Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

Lapis is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon Pair

Lapis is gorgeous – and I have these pieces in my gemstone collection just waiting to be made into something fabulous!

Lapis Lazuli 6mm Round Cabochons

Lapis Lazuli Cabochons (6mm Round)

The lapis lazuli gemstone cabochons shown here are 6mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Medium Lapis Lazuli Cabochon No. 1

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

The stunning lapis lazuli gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. 

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. It is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.

Large Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

The stunning lapis lazuli gemstone cabochon shown here is 38mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. 

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. It is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring

Libra

Libra, The Scale, is the seventh symbol of the Zodiac. Anyone born between 24 September and 23 October is born under this sign. Libra is Latin for weighing scales. It is a cardinal sign, and is ruled by the planet Venus. Its symbol is Libra.svg, representing the scales. Libra is one of the four air signs.

Zodiac Air Sign Moonstone Set Cloud Pendant. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Element Necklace.

Lapis is one of the traditional stones for Libra. Lapis is believed to have cleansing properties, and can help to clear and focus the mind. Lapis has been in use since ancient times, and was once more highly prized than gold. It is used to make ultramarine paint.

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

Another stone traditionally assigned to Gemini is chrysolite, more commonly known as peridot. Peridot is believed to be a very spiritual stone, full of lightness and beauty.

August - Peridot

Key words for people born under the sign of Libra are: Good sense of beauty and proportion, tactful, seek balance and harmony. Librans sometimes have trouble getting off the fence. Libra rules the kidneys, skin, lumbar region and buttocks.

Libra Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Zodiac Pendant

Librans share their sign with such notables as Oscar Wilde, Mahatma Ghandi, and Alfred Nobel. You can shop for a Libra pendant in my Celestials Collection in The Silver Forge Shop.

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

Lapis Lazuli Round Cabochon

The gorgeous dark blue lapis lazuli gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm diameter.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. 

Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. It is believed to be good for communications and good judgement, for enhancing memory, and to attract success.