Natural Lapis Bead Necklace
A true show stopper! I'll be honest, this beauty came to me over a year ago. I was so in love with it that I had to enjoy it for myself before listing. I received compliments on it every single time I wore it. From the estate of a retired Archaeologist in New Mexico. He hand crafted this necklace for his wife out of natural medium to deep blue polished lapis lazuli stones. The stones vary in size and are rough shaped with flecks of gold that capture the sunlight so beautifully. Stacked on jeweler's string with sterling silver neck bars, endcaps and hook closure. The necklace is nice and tight with NO gapping. The neck bars have NO dents or cracks to silver. The hook enclosure in proper working order. Three amazing strands drape perfectly and would look stunning against a crisp white shirt or gold sweater. If you're looking to add that pop of color to your summer baby doll dress or little black romper, then you've found the one accessory you can't live without! New Lapis artisan pieces similar out of New Mexico would range around $895-$1200
* Solid Sterling Silver (stamped)
* Natural Lapis Lazuli stones
* Origin - New Mexico
* Length - 30"
* 122 grams
* c. 1990's
* This item does not include an appraisal. The estate resale value is based on current market value.
Natural Lapis, NOT synthetic that is found in most new retail costume jewelry pieces.
A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.
Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal cords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.
In Ancient Egypt, it was used in cosmetics for thousands of years. It was even said that Michelangelo used lapis lazuli in powder form for blue pigments to color the frescoes in his Sistine Chapel.
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