Raw Lapis Lazuli and Silk Necklace (WB20)
Until I can get my hands on some more, this is the last of the lovely raw lapis that I procured from my stone-cutter friend.
This necklace features roughly cut nuggets of pure lapis lazuli. The stones are 1.5 - 2cm wide and I've knotted them on pure rolled silk. The same silk has been used to form the back of the necklace to which a simple sterling silver hook and eye clasp has been attached.
Natural lapis lazuli in its raw state is stunning. That beautiful azure blue! These stones, like all lapiz, has streaks and flecks of pyrite but the azurite blue dominates.
The necklace is 18" (465mm) long.
Wear it with white linen on a hot day!