This necklace could be in a Museum in a glass cabinet. I designed this vintage brass Turquoise with Lapis lazuli pendant with beautiful hand polished lapis beads and facetted blue glass beads. Although its substantial length, the piece looks dainty. The deep rich blue tone is irresistible, reminiscent of the oceans. The lapis lazuli beads were mined in Afghanistan. These mines are now closed, making the lapis a highly sought after gemstone. The vintage pendant is from Tibet.
"Crystal Healing Properties: Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue crystal flecked with white and gold. It is a highly prized gemstone.
Lapis Lazuli is thought to stimulate the higher levels of the mind encouraging clarity and objectivity. It is also believed to allow the release of stress bringing deep inner peace.
Lapis Lazuli is said to facilitate self-knowledge and self-expression and, when used in meditation, to enhance psychic ability and spiritual insight.
In healing Lapis Lazuli balances the Throat Chakra and the Brow Chakra. and is believed to help overcome depression, lower blood pressure and to boost the immune system and the thyroid. Lapis Lazuli is also said to be beneficial for alleviating migraine headaches and insomnia.
Lapis Lazuli is the birthstone for September."