Silver Jewelry

$125.00

Custom Silver Lapis Lazuli and Moonstone Ring

Lapis lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years and it is also found in siberia and Chile. Lapis lazuli has been found at both Ancient Egyptian and Sumerian sites, and was traded widely in the then known world from Africa to China.
Lapis lazuli is composed of primarily Lazurite but also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow)
.Lapis is the Latin for “stone” and lazuli is from the name of a place where lapis lazuli was mined.[5][6] the name lapis lazuli means “stone of Lāzhward “.
Ancient Egypt, Sumeria and Babylon all used lapis lazuli for amulets and ornaments. Powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

Moonstone is an orthoclase feldspar and is given its name because of the chatoyant play of light found in these wonderful stones. Moonstone can come in a few different colors.
Grey, peach, white and clear moonstone are all varieties.
The moonstone family is quite large. labradorite, spectralite, albite, kyanite and amazonite are all in the same family of minerals.
Moonstone is one of the birthstones for June.

The stones used for this custom* ring are a 9mm round moonstone with a 10x8mm Lapis Lazuli and can be ordered in any finger size.
*as these rings are made one at a time, variations in the final design can occur.
Please email us to discuss a personalized Art Nouveau combination stone ring with your choice of gemstones.