Lapis Lazuli Prism Earrings
Singular columns of Lapis Lazuli are cut and polished by Alison Jean Cole to form these hanging earrings. The stones are 26mm at their widest and the earrings hang 38mm on 14k gold hooks.
Lapis Lazuli is an incredible material that has been traded since the days of the ancients. The mines in the Sar-i-Sang region of Afghanistan have been operating for perhaps a millenia. The mines dig into a metamorphic layer that was once limestone. Lazurite gives it the blue, calcite imparts the white banding and pyrite (fools gold) gives it that spark.