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Lapis Lazuli Ring

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Abdul has found these rich, deep Ultramarine Blue Lapis Lazuli pieces in Pakistan, where they were cut.

Before that though, these Lapis were mined high in the mountains of North Eastern Afghanistan, brought out on pony back along trecherously narrow trails, for over 5,000 years.

Lapis Lazuli, known as the “Stone of Heaven”, was traded extensively through Persia (Ishtar, “Our Lady of Lapis”) then as diplomatic gifts to Egypt, in Pharoanic times.

Later in the Dark and Middle Ages it was traded through Europe, (even travelling as far as Ireland) for grinding down to make the Ultramarine pigment used to paint the Madonna’s robe, in Illuminated manuscripts.

Here, we’ve individually chosen some beautiful pieces of rich, undyed (note the colour changes and paler veining), deep blue Lapis Lazuli. It’s the richness, depth and colour variations that add to it’s appeal.

These we have had hand set for us in Kathmandu, in clean, stylish sterling silver rings, pendants and earrings.

This ring has a mid Ultramarine stone with deeper patches, dissected by fine white streaks and flecks.

Note: I’ve just realised how difficult it is to capture the magic of Lapis in a photograph, these stones are far better in reality.

Size: “O” (US 17.5)

Weight: 10 grams