Look Dazzling in a Striking Lapis and Peruvian Turquoise Necklace (BLU-008)
Bright and deep blue colorations of Lapis Lazuli, along with its precious golden pyrite streaks, are complimented by the electrifying splashes of the teal and green “Peruvian Turquoise” focal bead in Miriam’s multi-strand necklace. The focal stone is artistically set to the side to add interest, and set off by Sterling Silver beads on each side. Peruvian Turquoise, named for its green-blue colorations, is actually Chrysocolla mined in Peru. Focal stone photos show both sides of the outstanding bead chosen by Miriam. The necklace is reversible.
- Full length of the necklace is 21 inches, including the clasp.
- The double strand of Lapis Lazuli stones vary from 0.25-0.75 inches long .
- The Peruvian “Turquoise” Chrysocolla is one-inch in diameter and 0.5 inches thick at its center.
- Necklace is strung on strong yet flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
- Accent beads and clasp are Sterling Silver.
Chrysocolla is characterized by splashes of blues, blue-greens and greens, and marble-like markings. In some stones the colorations are especially vivid, contrasting sharply with this stone's vitreous and earthy (nonreflective) luster. Chrysocolla that intergrows with turquoise and malachite is also referred to as "Eilat Stone," since it is found in Israel near the town of Eilat. Variations of this beautiful gift of nature are also found in Chile, and the former USSR, Zaire, and the USA (Arizona). Lapis Lazuli Is prized for its intense color, sometimes including a hint of violet. Varying degrees of golden pyrite streaks shimmer like little stars.While Afghanistan remains a major source of lapis lazuli. Important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Italy, Mongolia, the United States and Canada.