Our Lapis Lazuli and Blue Topaz Twig stud earrings can be worn everyday and are perfect for special occasions.
Each earring features a long teardrop cabochon lapis lazuli stone. The lapis stone sits elegantly under a sterling silver twig design handmade by our silversmiths. As a finishing touch, a small blue topaz round tabletop cut stone sits at the bottom of the twig. An unusual design, these earrings are eye-catching and you are bound to be asked where you got them from.
Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone for September and Blue Topaz is the birthstone for November making these studs the perfect gift for September and November birthdays or for women with a love for the colour blue.
All Silver Scene jewellery comes lovingly packaged in a gift box.
This piece has been ethically designed and made by hand by Silver Scene Ltd in our workshops in Bali, Indonesia. It is an exclusive Silver Scene design with very limited numbers.
Lapis Lazuli and Blue Topaz set in Sterling Silver, keep clean with an anti-tarnish cloth.
About the stones
Lapis is the birthstone for September and the horoscope stone for Sagittarius.
Lapis is primarily mined in Afghanistan and has been for the last 6000 years. It can also be found in Siberia, Chile, the U.S, Pakistan and Canada.
Lapis was highly valued by the Egyptians. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid in Lapis. It was used extensively in scarabs and jewellery and also ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. In Ancient Persia it was the symbol for the starry night, in the Islamic Orient it was used as protection from the evil eye and in Roman times it was used as an ornamental stone. It was even a favourite of the painter, Michelangelo, who used it in his painting, ground into powder it produced an intense, but expensive, ultramarine colour.
Lapis is known as the stone of truth and is thought to positively influence friendships and honesty. Lapis is believed to promote intellectual ability, creativity and help to enhance the memory. It carries positive energy and it helps to overcome trauma, depression and grief.
Blue Topaz is the Birthstone for November.
Blue Topaz has been used in jewellery for over 2000 years. It was once believed that Topaz would protect the wearer from dark magic. In the 12th century Saint Hildegard, a German nun, believed that Blue Topaz could cure blindness by soaking the stone in wine for 3 days and then rubbing it gently on the eyes.
Blue Topaz is a calming stone. It is thought to help with communication, creativity and the ability to express yourself. Great for writers block and to aid with public speaking. It is also thought to help with decision making, promotes concentration and helps recognize truth and wisdom.
At widest points 2.6cm x 1.3cm aprox. Lapis stons 1.8cm x 0.6cm aprox. Blue topaz stones 0.2cm diameter. Post length 1.2cm.