Silver plated earrings with teardrop abalone inlay and lapis lazuli oval bead. Approximate size 31mm x 7mm. Hypo-allergenic surgical steel posts.
Beautiful iridescent abalone shell is found in the Pacific Ocean and ranges in colour from blue and purple to green and pink – no two pieces are exactly alike. The shell used is from government regulated, managed fisheries – no wild abalone is disturbed. Glacier Pearle® is a trade name used for abalone jewellery.
The most important mineral component of lapis is lazurite. A number of other minerals may be contained within the stone such as calcite, pyrite and sodalite. Ground lapis was the secret of the blue in ultramarine, the pigment which painters used to paint the sea and the sky until the nineteenth century. Used by some as a protective stone, it is said to be grounding with a strong connection to the earth and spirits of nature.
As a healing stone it is said to be helpful in ridding nightmares. Also helpful to calm an overworked and over stressed mind. It is thought to dispel negativity and create a peaceful environment.