№ 200 Lapis

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Inspired by the recent total eclipse, these earrings feature two circular pendants eclipsing one another with a lapis gemstone in the center.

Lapis Lazuli is believed to bond relationships of love and friendship, encourage creativity, release stress and bring deep inner peace.  Its deep blue color can often have shimmering specs of pyrite that formed within the stone.  I use lapis that is hand carved in Afghanistan with bold cuts and a matte finish as well as more highly faceted and polished stones hand cut in India.

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 2 ¼” from top of earwire.  All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.