NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LAPIS BRACELET
Stunning 9-stone cuff bracelet. Traditional heavy gauge triangle wire used to for the bracelet creating a channel to hold the lapis stones. The oxidized background really makes the deep blue stones make a statement. Measuring 1" across with each of the stones measuring 1/2" x 3/8". Stamped by artist J.Draper. The deep coloring of the Lapis stones are outstanding !
Stone: Lapis Lazuli – Mines in northeast Afghanistan continue to be a major source of lapis lazuli. Important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Pakistan, Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada. It is a stone prized for its intense blue color. The name Lapis Lazuli comes from the Arabic word lazward, from which the word azure comes, which means blue.