Royal Gleam

A lovely lady walked out of Addy & Ferro's on Sunday wearing this necklace:

It's the last of a series I made featuring these lovely, slightly squared Thai silver beads and semi-precious stones. Two things were important in this design: The enchanting gleam of silver across the most delicate part of the neck, and the stones that encircle it. For this particular necklace, I used Lapis Lazuli. I love the color. It's a true deep royal blue, full of confidence and grandeur.

As it turns out, Lapis has been prized since deepest antiquity, with the Ancient Egyptians being the most famous people to work it into jewelry as sacred regalia for the pharaohs. The powdered stone was also used by Egyptian nobility as an eyeshadow. When worn over the chest or throat, it is thought to bring you self-confidence.

For the other necklaces in this series, I used dark silvery grey Larvikite, also known as Black Moonstone. I like how the Thai Silver beads flash between the grey columns. Larvikite is a cousin to Labradorite, my favorite magic stone, and is said to carry a mysterious, magical energy which stimulates inner visions and enhances psychic abilities.

Either way, blue or grey, you can't go wrong. But you will go gorgeous.


jerseytjej said...

Very pretty and the miniatures are too cool! I'm back and trying to catch up with everyone's blogs. Surgery went awfully! Gina

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