Due to increasing rarity and cost of Lapis Lazuli, stones of this size are not often seen any more, (40mm x 45mm). This stone, a lovely midnight blue with pyrite inclusions (like stars in the night sky), weighs a whopping 190 carats (or 38 gms), and measures 40mm x 55mm. It is simply set in a silver and wire surround with a bead decoration on the bottom and connected to a decorated slver top tube by two other matching solid silver beads. The whole hangs from a sturdy medium 3mm silver 17 inch Byzantine chain with a secure “S” shaped catch.
Lapis lazuli, with Turquoise are the birthstones for December.