Ultramarine P (Reversible)
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Name : ULTRAMARINE P
Type : Fashionable Pendant (can be worn on both sides)
Here is a statement pendant featuring a gorgeous piece of Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan. The rich ultramarine blue is absolutely stunning and there are lots of Pyrite (Fool’s Gold) speckles spread out over the entire surface of the stone, plus a gold dotted diagonal line running from the top to the bottom of the stone. I really love the geometric cut. It somehow brings the stone to life.
Lapis Lazuli is not just used as jewelry. It was the first blue pigment to hold its color in the world of artists and its was more precious than gold! The stone was ground into an iridescent pigment, thanks to the Pyrite inclusions. The pigment was sometimes called ‘ultramarine’. Due to its iridescence, this blue pigment sparkled when applied to the canvas. The first known usage of this pigment dates back to 6th and 7th century BCE wall paintings in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. It is understandable since Afghanistan has the most Lapis Lazuli deposits. The ultramarine pigment soon became popular in Europe, especially during the Renaissance period and it was often used to accent the robe of the Virgin Mary.
Lapis Lazuli can also be found in Pakistan, Chile, Siberia, the United States, and Myanmar. The finest Lapis Lazuli comes from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Lapis stones from these regions have really rich cobalt color. The richness of the cobalt color plays an important role in brightening up the stone which could otherwise be dark and dull.
The pricing of the Lapis stone is affected by not only its color but whether it has any white Calcite or gold Pyrite inclusions. The less inclusions, the higher the price.
I frankly LOVE Lapis stones with gold Pyrite inclusions, like this one. You will notice that the surface of this particular Lapis stone has NO white Calcite inclusions. This is why the design is kept simple to showcase the beauty of the stone.
This pendant can also be worn on the reverse side. Have a look at the photos. The entire frame is handmade from a scratch using sterling silver. It has a brushed satin finish.
Item for sale : Fashionable Pendant (reversible)
Metal : Sterling Silver (925)
Setting size : 53.30 mm (length, including bail) x 47.68 mm (widest width) x 4.90 mm (height)
Weight : 18.0 grams
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