Lapis Lazuli and Blue Goldstone Necklace
The classic combination of blue and silver lends this piece a luxurious touch. The necklace is graduated beads of lapis lazuli and blue goldstone; the gemstone beads are accented with sterling silver daisy beads. The pendant is an oval lapis lazuli stone set in sterling silver with a delicately carved bail. The ends of the necklace are finished with glass seed beads and sterling silver findings, and the necklace fastens with a sterling silver toggle clasp.
Traditional gemstone lore says that lapis lazuli brings forth one's inner power, harmonizes and stabilizes, and aids in meditation. Goldstone is a manmade glass with flecks of copper suspended in it, which give it the sparkles. It is said to help attain one's goals. Goldstone is also said to help one stay calm and stabilize the emotions.
Materials: lapis lazuli, blue goldstone, 15/0 glass seed beads, sterling silver
Size: 18 1/4″; pendant 1″ x 3/4″
Meet the Artist: Laury Monk
Laury was introduced to the beauty of rocks and minerals in 2001 by her mentor -- who started the first rock and mineral store in Colorado. His great love and knowledge of the stones inspired Laury to start beading. She remains fascinated and inspired by Native American culture, by the stark beauty of the desert and by the amazing diversity of natural stones. Each piece is one of a kind, and incorporates the finest materials, including antique and new stones.Learn More