Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Love Lapis

I found this large teardrop of Lapis Lazuli years ago, and though I always thought it was lovely I never really knew how to transform it into a good piece of jewellery. Then it suddenly came to me that all this baby needed was a simple gold coil so that it could be slung on a double row of superfine gold chain.

This is quite a dark shade of Lapis - I have seen it referred to as 'denim blue' in the past - featuring typical inclusions of bronze-coloured Pyrite. I have added a few tiny faceted rondelles of Iolite to the chain, which fastens with a small lobster clasp.

Materials: 14k Gold Fill, Lapis Lazuli, Iolite

Price: £38.

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