Beaded Lapis and Turquoise Necklace
- Handcrafted Necklace from the Navajo Reservation
- Stones: Lapis and Turquoise
- Shell Spacers
- Sterling Silver
- Round Stones
- Hook Clasp
- 3 Strand of Beads
- 18.5 Inches in Length
For thousands of years, Lapis lazuli has been treasured the world over since antiquity for its intense beautiful blue color. Lapis takes an excellent polish and is often used for both men's and ladies' jewelry. It is most often cut into cabochons, beads, inlays or tablets. But lapis lazuli's use has never been limited to jewelry alone. Throughout its history lapis has been a popular carving material, frequently fashioned into many ornamental and decorative objects.
For people around the world, lapis lazuli is considered a stone of truth and friendship. The blue stone is reputed to promote harmony in relationships.