Quality Lapis Lazuli, 14 karat Gold:

Antique Lapis Lazuli ring

This setting was handmade of 14 karat yellow gold with a double band. Very solid gold setting for the gemstones of wonderful rich blue color which is the lapis part; the matrix within the stone is the lazuli. Lapis Lazuli is a sought after gemstone made in the Victorian time period. This ring is circa dated to approximately 1930's which makes within the first quarter of the 20th Century. The setting also holds three natural ocean pearls of 3.8 mm to 4 mm’s each.
Information on Lapis Lazuli:
In Ur, kings sharpened their swords on it, believing they would become invulnerable. It was used by the Assyrians and Persians for making seals. It has been widely used as a pigment, but it was always very costly. Lapis Lazuli gave the vivid blue used by medieval artists for the Virgin Mary's cloak, called ultra-marine. This ring is set with five individual disk all solidly backed by the gold. The ring is from Baltimore Maryland. The size is 5. 5 but can be resized if needed. The current insured value as of April 2013 is $1600.00.

Price: $495.00