LAPIS LAZULI AND SILVER BRACELET
A beautiful and classically stylish bracelet of Lapis Lazuli & Sterling Silver. Hand crafted on Saltspring Island. B.C. by Alvaro Sanchez. The bracelet is 'open' and so is adjustable.
See matching Pendant and earrings.
Lapis lazuli was one of the stones in the 'Breastplate of Judgement' of Aaron, described in the Bible (Exodus: xxviii, 15-30). Lapis lazuli was said to dispell melancholy and depression, and to cure recurring fevers. It was also said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it. Up until the nineteenth century, lapis lazuli was ground up and mixed with oil to produce the deep blue-green pigment known as ultramarine which meant literally beyond the sea, as the lapis lazuli was brought from far away by ship.
The astrological sign of lapis lazuli is Sagittarius