Royal Blue Natural Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace
This amazing strand of 38 beads of royal blue natural lapis lazuli is perfectly matched in size and color. The average diameter of the beads measure 15.20 millimeters or 0.60 inches. Each bead has a beautiful uniform blue throughout the entire surface with tiny traces of pyrite which show up as golden color. Fine quality of lapis lazuli as in this strand is mainly found in the mines of Afghanistan and has been a cherished gemstone for centuries. It was a favorite through out the Renaissance period and can be found on paintings of royalties in that era. The closure on this necklace was handcrafted of one lapis cabochon set with tiny artistically fleur-de-lis shaped prongs with a gallery of twisted polished gold beneath.
This necklace is accompanied by a report from the GIA showing that this is natural untreated Lapis Lazuli.