Lapis earrings are made from beautiful lapis lazuli in many different shapes and sizes; I add sterling silver, vermeil, or gold-fill and occasionally will mix the lapis lazuli with other gemstones such as sunstone or turquoise or freshwater pearls. Lapis lazuli was used prolifically during ancient times both in decoration and as talismans. Many cultures, including the Romans, thought it was an aphrodisiac.
Lapis lazuli and freshwater pearls are a new classic combination that looks right just about everywhere and with many different types of clothes. The earrings here are a bit more formal since not only do they have clover-shaped freshwater pearls in a beautiful white, but they Swarovski clear crystals above the lapis. The lapis coins are a lovely shade of blue with a light sprinkling of pyrite for sparkle. The ear studs are also special since they contain a cabochon pearl bezel-set into a sterling silver flower shape. Personal favorite!
Yes they'll look great with your jeans, they'll go to work with you, and then afterward to "Happy Hour." These lapis earrings are some of the most versatile ever. The lapis coins are a pretty color of blue and are topped by a pleated and imprinted bead from the Thai Karen Hill Tribes. The wonderful ear studs have a cabochon lapis gemstone set into a sterling silver design of flat circles. A great piece for a gift!
The Dance of the Ancients
Perhaps earrings Salome might have worn or some Babylonian dancing girl winding her way across marble floors, these dangles are truly decadent! hanging from handmade golden vermeil earwires from Bali are deep opaque red rubies, bright, too, just the color rubies should be. Below each ruby hangs a rounded rectangle of smooth lapis lazuli glittering with flecks of pyrite. Tiny 14 karat gold-filled accents surround the rubies and lapis and give a rich look. Yes, they look rich, but you certainly won't have to pay a king's ransom for these! Genuine rubies and lapis lazuli. Personal favorite!