Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian & Copper
Natural gemstones of blue Lapis and red-orange Carnelian play nicely together in these Copper earrings. Four copper-wrapped tiny dangles give movement atop the solid Lapis tubes. Hand-hammered copper ear hooks. Length is 2 1/2 inches.
Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone of Sagittarius, and is associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom. Lapis was used in ceilings of tombs of Egyptian pharaohs as star-studded heavens in the after-life.
As early as 2500 BCE, the Egyptians wore Carnelian in the belief that it would bring peace by dispelling envy, anger, and hatred.