Chunky Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Necklace, Blue Copper Artisan Handmade Statement Jewelry
Rich blue lapis lazuli gemstones with sparkling pyrite and glowing copper come together to create the exquisite MY BLUE HEAVEN handmade statement necklace. The one of a kind necklace features eleven stunning lapis lazuli flat nuggets that are slightly graduated in size. The gemstones are table cut with a long facet across the top of both sides. The sides of each lapis piece slope and are table cut as well. The long facets gather and reflect the light so there is quite a bit of flashing brilliance when the necklace is worn. The color of the lapis is a dark royal blue with plenty of flecks of pyrite, reminiscent of stars against a night sky. Unfortunately, the pyrite does not show up well in the photos but they are definitely there. A few of the gemstones have specks of white, which is perfectly natural. As you can see in the photos, each lapis nugget is a slightly different shape, some cut with six sides and some with five. This adds even more interest in the overall design.
To add glorious glow to the lapis lazuli necklace, two types of copper beads were added between each nugget. Fluted bright copper lantern beads perfectly complement the sparkling pyrite in the lapis lazuli and add wonderful texture. Between the lapis and the lantern beads are tiny 2mm copper beads to add sinuosity to the necklace so it is not stiff when worn. The copper beads will eventually develop a lovely patina which will also be beautiful against the blue of the lapis. A copper teardrop shaped toggle clasp set with a rope design adds a classy finish. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the MY BLUE HEAVEN lapis lazuli necklace was created for the woman who loves unique, statement jewelry.
Lapis lazuli nuggets: from app. 35 mm x 26 mm x 10 mm to 28 mm x 21 mm x 10 mm
Fluted copper lantern beads: app. 10 mm x 7 mm
Clasp: copper teardrop shaped toggle clasp set
Length: app. 19” / 48.3 cm
For a better understanding of the relative size of the lapis lazuli nuggets and copper beads used to create the MY BLUE HEAVEN gemstone necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.
Lapis Lazuli is considered to be the stone of truth and friendship; it is viewed as link to the all-knowing source of knowledge and for invoking wisdom. Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.
The MY BLUE HEAVEN artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.
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