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Lapis Lazuli Teardrop Earrings
Lovely Lapis stones accented with gold-plated brass cone beads are handcrafted to form beautiful teardrop earrings. They have a 1 1/2" drop and gold-plated ear wires. Made in NYC. Matching teardrop necklace also 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.