Lapis and Freshwater Pearl Sterling Silver Bracelet

$280.00

Designed by Oregon local artist Steve Wolf. Lapis lazuli cabochons and freshwater pearls set in sterling silver. Approx 1″ wide, 7 3/4″ long.

1 in stock

Description

Lapis Lazuli

Alternate September Birthstone

Prized since the dawn of history, lapis lazuli, meaning “stone of heaven,” is principally a combination of three minerals: lazurite, pyrite and calcite. It was used in the funerary mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamen (King Tut) in Ancient Egypt. Before synthetic dyes were introduced, deep blue lapis was the pigment ultramarine. Today, as in the past, the best lapis comes from Afghanistan, though it is also found in Chile, California and Colorado. Metaphysically, lapis stimulates the Third Eye (6th) chakra, working with images rather than words, helping one to develop greater intuition and open up to divine guidance.

 

Pearl

Pearl is a concretion formed by a mollusk and made up of the same material as the mollusk’s shell, principally the mineral aragonite. The shell may also contain small amounts of conchiolin, a substance that together with aragonite produces nacre, or mother-of-pearl. The finest pearls are those produced by mollusks whose shells are lined with mother-of-pearl, which are generally saltwater oysters and freshwater clams. The pearl is created when a foreign particle enters the mollusk and cells within the organism begin building up layers around the particle as a protective measure.

Additional information

Weight 3.1 oz

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