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APEX- Lapis Lazuli Diamond Shaped Earrings with Boho African Recycled Glass Trade Bead Dangles

Another favorite natural stone is Lapis Lazuli. The historic use of the ancient stone and it's beautiful color are legendary from Egyptian times to the present. There is much folklore surrounding Lapis Lazuli and many cultures have embraced this stone as sacred.

These earrings portray an ancient cultural authenticity. The shape is modern and timeless and they bear a rustic quality only found in nature.  The diamond shapes are 7/8" wide and have presence without overbearing.

African recycled glass trade beads are suspended from the lapis diamonds with smaller round lapis lazuli beads.
The earrings are finishes with antique brass wires and caps and measure 2 5/8" total length.

LAPIS LAZULI has always been greatly valued by rulers as early as the fourth millennium B.C.The stone was said to impart ancient knowledge

POWDER GLASS BEADS- Powder glass beads are made from finely ground glass, the main source being broken and unusable bottles and a great variety of other scrap glasses.
The earliest powder glass beads on record were discovered during archaeological excavations at Mapungubwe, in present-day Zimbabwe, and dated to 970-1000 CE. In our time, the main area of powder glass bead manufacture is West Africa, most importantly, Ghana. Beads still play important roles in Krobo society, be it in rituals of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death.
32 USD