Lapis Lazuli Earrings

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue mineral that is formed within nature. It has been prized for thousands of years for its stunning colour, versatility and spiritual meaning in many cultures around the globe.

It polishes up wonderfully and has been used throughout history to make beads, jewellery, ornaments and carvings. During the Renaissance it was ground into a powder to make blue pigment for oil paintings and used by famous artists. It was considered a sacred colour and the ground pigment was even more expensive than gold. The ancient Egyptians used it to decorate tombs and masks and even in make-up. This captivating gem has unsurprisingly stood the test of time and here at Aurora Jet it continues to be very popular. We source our Lapis Lazuli in its raw form and cut and polish it by hand before making the finished piece.