Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious bright blue stone that has been used since neolithic times for jewellery and adornment. In ancient Europe lapis was known as "ultramarine" which means "from beyond the sea" Ultramarine is also the name given to the very expensive paint pigment made from ground lapis and used during the renaissance for many religious paintings. In gemlore the stone is used to promote a feeling of calm and to banish negative feelings and emotions.
The simple bangle formed of lightly textured sterling silver is the perfect foil for this beautiful blue stone. This Lapis stone also has inclusions of iron pyrites which gives the stone small speckles with a gold appearance.
This bangle is hallmarked for fineness and is ready to post