Vintage & New Authentic Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Jewellery
As a gift or for yourself we have a variety of quality one of a kind vintage and new authentic lapis lazuli gemstone jewellery. Simple to fancy, we guarantee all lapis lazuli gemstone and sterling silver jewellery is authentic.
We choose to photograph all our sterling silver jewellery tarnish for a variety of reasons. Its showcases the characteristics of the sterling silver, real sterling silver does tarnish so it will guarantee and showcase the authenticity and sometimes our customers prefer the look of the sterling silver when its tarnish.
We clean and gift box all sterling silver jewellery complimentary when purchased.
Please let us know when purchasing if you would like us to clean the sterling silver jewellery.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of Lapis Lazuli Gemstone
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. As early as the 7th millennium BCE, lapis lazuli was mined in the Sar-i Sang mines,in Shortugai, and in other mines in Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan. Lapis was highly valued by the Indus Valley Civilisation (3300–1900 BC). Lapis beads have been found at Neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.
Today, mines in northeast Afghanistan are still the major source of lapis lazuli. Important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada