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French 18ct Gold & Lapis Lazuli Earrings

131M
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A very chic pair of 18ct gold drop earrings with lapis balls. Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty, gods and power, spirit, vision and Truth. In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful colour. Its name comes from the Latin lapis, “stone,” and the Persian lazhuward, “blue.” In the early 1900s lapis was used in jewellery as it had become fashionable because of the Egyptian Excavations going on at the time. Lapis was very highly regarded in Egypt so quite a few pieces of jewellery set with lapis were discovered in the Royal tombs.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Edwardian (1901-1914)
Possibly French

Condition

Excellent

Provenance

Possibly French

Materials

Gold Lapis Lazuli

Hallmarks

Illegible marks, tested to 18ct gold

Measurements

Diameter of lapis 1.3 cm
Height 3 cm

Item Number

131M
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