Chunky Lapis Lazuli and Malachite Necklace (SS91)
These are fabulous irregular chunks of polished lapis lazuli with slightly smaller and thinner chunks of green malachite knotted between.
I've knotted between the malachite and lapis stones and suspended them from a couple of Bali sterling silver tyre beads on silk. The clasp is a vintage sterling silver box clasp I found at a bead fair (it is stamped 92.5 on the back and looks Indian to me). The silk straps have been braided onto the clasp and secured with jewellers cement.
I love the arty-ness of this necklace - and the superb colours of course. Both the lapis and malachite display the very best of their colours here.
This necklace is 18" (465mm) long.
Wear it - all the time!