№ 164 Afghan Lapis

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Beautiful hand carved matte lapis beads from Afghanistan are paired with rustic antique coin silver dangles from Afghanistan.  I love the bold shape of the lapis beads!

Lapis Lazuli is believed to bond relationships of love and friendship, encourage creativity, release stress and bring deep inner peace.

Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down.  The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali.  The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years.  The pieces are very special and rare.

Earrings measure just under 2 ½” from top of earwire.  All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.