This stone's two-part name comes from two different cultures: lapis is a Latin word meaning "stone," while lazuli comes from the Persian word lazhuward meaning "blue." In ancient times Lapis Lazuli was most highly regarded because of its beautiful color and the valuable ultramarine dye derived from it. It is rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite, and is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks (pyrites). In both Egypt and Persia, the stone was associated with the night sky, and was a highly prized jewel of Kings and Queens.
It is associated with wisdom and knowledge, and is said to aid writers, performers and leaders if they wear it while pursuing their dreams.
This gorgeous and unique antique ring features a cabochon cut lapis stone crowned by a little tiara of three shining diamonds. Set in 14 karat gold, she is just the ring for all who admire the color blue and like to dream big!
Size (can be resized): 3.25
Weight: 5.6 grams
Materials: Gold, Diamond, Lapis Lazuli cabochon cut stone
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Marks: 14K, K
Condition: Very good Antique condition; wear commensurate with age