Wire Cuff Bracelet
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Lapis lazuli is a gemstone
of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer
like little stars.
opaque, deep blue gemstone has a grand past. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelery and worked on. At excavations
in the ancient centres of culture around the Mediterranean, archaeologists have again and again found among the grave furnishings
decorative chains and figures made of lapis lazuli - clear indications that the deep blue stone was already 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.
Particularly in the Middle East, it was thought to have magical powers. Countless signet rings, scarabs and figures were wrought
from the blue stone which Alexander the Great brought to Europe. There, the colour was referred to as 'ultramarine',
which means something like 'from beyond the sea'.
This amazingly comfortable bracelet
is sure to coordinate from business suit to casual comfies! Carefully hand constructed of sterling silver encapsulating a deep sparkling Lapis Lazuli cabochon. No solder or glue is involved in the design or construction
of this process. Only wire, stone, tools and mine and David's hands! To protect the integrity of the stone's sealant, this stone should always
be protected from acidic substances, and should not be exposed to too much sunlight.