Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Lapis and Malachite Designer Cab


Have you seen lapis lazuli and malachite combined before? Here's a nice pendant that incorporates both materials. At 6mm it's thick, so I've border wrapped it using six strands of silver wire. The surface is flat with a low luster since both minerals are rather soft on the Mohs scale. The pendant has a swirled topper and hidden bail

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 2" from top of bail and is 1 1/2" wide.

Note: Lapis lazuli is an opaque rock that mainly consists of diopside and lazurite. It came into being millions of years ago during the metamorphosis of lime to marble. Uncut, lapis lazuli is matt and of a deep, dark blue color, often with golden inclusions and whitish marble veins. The small inclusions with their golden shimmer, which give the stone the magic of a starry sky, are not of gold as people used to think, but of pyrites. Their cause is iron. The blue color comes from the sulphur content of the lazurite and may range from pure ultramarine to a lighter blue. The best raw lapis stones still come from the steep Hindu Kush in the north-east of Afghanistan.Once ground up and used as a favored color by artists, the stone is still highly valued in the art and jewelry world. The prices of this gemstone are largely dependent on the beauty and intensity of the color. The most popular is an intense, deep blue. It is regarded by many people around the world as the stone of friendship and truth. The blue stone is said to encourage harmony in relationships and help its wearer to be authentic and give his or her opinion openly.

Malachiteís color is derived from copper, and it is usually found in opaque green masses. Its crystals are too fine for faceting; itís generally polished and cut in cabochon form to show off the interesting banding. Malachite is found worldwide, however, Zaire is the major producer. It is considered a stone of transformation and balance.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

lapis and malachite designer cab

P711 - SOLD

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Last updated 30 October 2010

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