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Lapis Bead Teardrop Pendant Necklace
Tiny Lapis disc beads with gold spacers and a lovely teardrop pendant accented with gold-plated brass cone beads. Necklace measures 18" long and has a gold-plated S shape clasp. Made in NYC. Matching earrings available.
Lapis Lazuli has been used to create jewelry since ancient times. In fact lapis beads have been found in Egypt dating to 3000 B.C.E. The Egyptians used lapis for adornment, medicinal, and cosmetic purposes. Powdered lapis was the first eyeshadow! Lapis is also very precious to Buddhists. Is is said to bring the wearer peace of mind and to dispel evil thoughts.