These earrings were designed to highlight the unique beauty of the one-of-a-kind stones, set in sterling silver with bezels, 10k white gold earring posts and sterling silver backings. The turquoise is from Mexico and the lapis lazuli is from Afghanistan.
Lapis has been praised since antiquity for its intense blue color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. At the end of the Middle Ages, it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque artists, including Titian and Vermeer.
Turquoise top = 73.3mm long, 19.7mm wide (12.5g)
Lapis top = 54.3mm long x 30.4mm wide (12.1g)
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