Cabochon Oval Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
A very beautiful Lapis Lazuli Pendant. Hand Made by Alvaro Sanchez on Saltspring Island, B.C.
Length: 0. 5 inches with 18" silver chain.
Lapis lazuli was popular thousands of years ago among the people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. It is said that the legendary city of Ur on the Euphrates plied a keen lapis lazuli trade as long ago as the fourth millennium B.C., the material coming to the land of the two great rivers from the famous deposits in Afghanistan. In other cultures, lapis lazuli was regarded as a holy stone.