Earrings - Lapis Afgan with Sterling Silver Wires AC 318
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2.25 x 0.50 x 0.25 in
Earrings: Lapis Afgan set in sterling silver with sterling silver ear wires. The purest Lapis, used in these earrings, comes from Afghanistan. Lapis is a beautiful blue stone that has fascinated mankind for millennia. It was used to make a variety of art objects and jewelry. It is associated with the sky, the gods, royalty and nobility. In ancient Egypt, the gem was ground to fine dust and used as eye shadow. The powder was also used to create pigments in paints, which were used in paintings in the Cistine Chapel.