Lapis Jewellery Collection
Everyday Jewellery at its Finest
Our lapis lazuli jewellery collection is designed with the modern woman in mind - someone who is confident, stylish, and always on the go. We believe that bespoke jewellery should be worn and enjoyed every day, rather than just saved for special occasions. That's why we have created pieces that are perfect for everyday wear. Whether it's to the office, a lunch date with friends, or a night out on the town.
The Lapis Lazuli Jewellery Collection
Welcome to our latest collection of Bespoke jewellery featuring our lapis bracelets, earrings and necklaces in lapis lazuli - a gemstone long admired for its deep blue colour, elegant beauty and symbolic meaning. Our collection includes a range of pieces, including the lapis lazuli tennis bracelet, lapis tennis necklace, and lapis bezel set necklace. These pieces are all handcrafted by our skilled artisan jewellers and we are excited to present them to you. So, let's dive in and explore this stunning collection!
Diamonds and Lapis for an elevated look
Looking for a statement piece that will elevate your jewellery collection? Look no further than our diamond and lapis lazuli bangle. Our diamond and lapis bangle has quickly become a customer favourite, and it's not hard to see why. The cool and modern design, combined with the high-quality materials make it a must-have in any jewellery collection.
The solid blue cabochons add a pop of colour, while the sparkling diamonds bring a touch of glamour. So if you're looking for something that will add a touch of casual modern cool to your style, our diamond and lapis lazuli bangle is the perfect choice.
Don't miss out on this customer favourite - add it to your collection today!
Handcrafted by Artisan Jewellers
Our lapis lazuli jewellery collection is created by skilled and experienced artisan jewellers who have a passion for creating beautiful jewellery pieces. Each piece is carefully crafted to ensure quality and attention to detail, elevating them from mere accessories to works of art. This also means that no two pieces are alike, making your lapis lazuli jewellery even more unique. This precise and intricate process results in one-of-a-kind pieces that are not only beautiful but also hold significant meaning
Bespoke Jewellery for a Personalised Touch
At Argent & Asscher offering bespoke and customised designs is at the core of what we do, meaning that your piece is unique and truly one-of-a-kind.
We understand that every person has their own individual style and preferences, which is why we encourage you to book a call with one of our design team members who will work with you to create your personalised piece of lapis lazuli jewellery.
This is an excellent opportunity to bring your vision to life and own a piece that truly reflects your personality.
Deep Blue Hue of LapisThe rich, deep blue colour of lapis lazuli is what makes it such a sought after gemstone. This colour is often compared to the deep blue hue of the ocean, or the night sky and evoking feelings of tranquillity and serenity. The blue colour of lapis lazuli also makes it a versatile gemstone that can be paired with a variety of outfits and colours, making it a must-have in your jewellery collection.
Lapis Six Stone Ring
One of our favourite from the rings collection is the bold, casual cool, six stone ring, perfect for adding a touch of luxury to a laid-back look. The intense blue hues of the lapis lazuli striking contrast to the warmth of the 14k gold, making this ring a must-have for any jewellery lover.
Solid Gold: a symbol of luxury
One of the key features of our lapis collection is the use of 14k solid gold in all of our designs. This adds a touch of luxury and timelessness to each piece, making it a valuable addition to your collection. 14k gold is also known for its durability, making it suitable for everyday wear without worrying about the quality of your jewellery.
Lapis Tennis Bracelet
One of the stand-out pieces in our lapis lazuli jewellery collection is the lapis tennis bracelet. This classic and elegant bracelet design features a row of lapis stones in a solid 14k gold setting. It is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your wrist and can be worn on its own or layered with other lapis bracelets for a more personalised look.
Lapis Tennis Necklace & Bezel Set Necklace
Another beautiful piece in our collection is the lapis tennis necklace. It follows the same design as the tennis bracelet but on a longer chain, making it a statement piece that can be dressed up or down. Our lapis bezel set necklace is a modern take on the classic bezel setting, featuring a solid 14k gold chain with lapis stones set in a bezel setting. Our lapis necklaces are perfect for adding a touch of casual cool to any outfit, making them a staple in your collection.
Symbolic Benefits of Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli has been revered for centuries for its symbolic meaning and healing properties. It is believed to enhance communication, boost self-esteem, and promote feelings of calmness and peace. In ancient times, lapis was associated with royalty and was used in jewellery worn by pharaohs and other rulers. By wearing our natural stone jewellery, you not only instantly elevate your look but also carry the powerful symbolism of this gemstone.
December Birthstone Jewellery
Lapis has been chosen as the December birthstone, representing courage, friendship and wisdom. Our natural stone jewellery collection features a range of designs, from delicate stackable rings to statement pendants and dangly earrings, all decorated with the lovely Lapis December birthstone. Whether you're treating yourself or looking for a meaningful gift, birthstone jewellery from our lapis collection, is the perfect choice to bring wisdom and strength into their lives.
Lapis Lazuli: the colour of the night sky
Lapis lazuli is a mesmerising gemstone that has captured the hearts of many for centuries. It's deep royal blue colour and solid blue composition have made it a sought-after stone for jewellery, art, and even historical artefacts. Its beauty and significance have been documented in various sources, making it a true treasure of the Earth. The alluring blue hue of lapis lazuli has been compared to the colour of the night sky, evoking a sense of mystery and wonder. Its name actually comes from the Latin word "lapis" meaning stone and the Persian word "lazhuward" meaning blue. This stunning gemstone has been highly valued since ancient times and was even used by the ancient Egyptians in the famous sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun. Today, lapis lazuli is still highly prized for its rich, royal blue colour.
This is one of the reasons we love using lapis lazuli in our jewellery and love it for both for its beauty and for its metaphysical properties. The stone is believed to bring inner peace and clarity of mind. It is also said to enhance creativity and intuition, making it a popular choice for artists and writers.
Lapis Source & Origin
But what makes lapis jewellery so unique and special? The main source of lapis lazuli is in the remote and rugged mountains of Afghanistan, where it has been mined for over 6,000 years. The best quality lapis comes from the Sar-i-Sang mine in the Badakhshan province, in where it is found in its purest and most vibrant form.
Its chemical composition is so complex that the geological conditions have to be just right for its formation. For this reason, lapis lazuli is mainly found in two places on Earth – Afghanistan and Chile. The value of lapis jewellery is determined by its colour and the intensity of the blue. The most valuable specimens exhibit a consistent, deep blue colour with little to no presence of white or grey calcite, which is the mineral that gives lapis its signature flecked appearance. The finest quality lapis lazuli is a rich, royal blue with specks of golden pyrite that create a beautiful and unique pattern. Interestingly, the colour of lapis lazuli is not a result of pigmentation, but rather the presence of sulphur deposits and other minerals such as lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. These minerals form in veins within limestone, and when polished, create the stunning blue of lapis.
The History of Lapis Lazuli
Aside from its use in jewellery, lapis lazuli has been highly valued in art and history. Its one of the oldest opaque stones in history. The ancient Egyptians used it in their paintings and as an inlay for their famous blue death masks, while the Greeks and Romans used it for various decorative purposes. It is also said that Cleopatra used ground lapis lazuli as a cosmetic to create her signature blue eyeshadow. In medieval Europe, lapis lazuli was believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. It was also used to make the colour ultramarine, which was the most expensive and sought-after pigment at the time. The rich blue colour of lapis lazuli was reserved for royalty and used in paintings of the Virgin Mary and other important religious figures.
Lapis Jewellery Lovers
For us, lapis lazuli holds a special place. Using it in various forms, from raw, unpolished stones to finely cut and polished gems. Its rich blue colour makes it such a versatile stone that we've paired with both white and yellow gold, providing a beautiful contrast and adding a pop of colour to any outfit.
Healing Properties of Lapis Lazuli
In the world of healing crystals, lapis lazuli is believed to have numerous physical and emotional benefits. It is said to alleviate stress, promote self-awareness, and protect against negative energy. It is also associated with the throat chakra, making it a popular stone for those seeking to improve their communication skills and express their true selves. In conclusion, lapis lazuli is a gemstone that has stood the test of time and continues to captivate people with its deep royal blue colour and rich history. Whether used in art, or for its healing properties, this stone holds a special place in the hearts of many.