Style Report

Lapis Lazuli: Prized Since Antiquity

Lapis lazuli has a rich and extensive past. Treasured by many civilizations for the last 6,000 years, lapis is valued for its vivid color. The most beautiful lapis is sourced from Badakhshan, a province in present-day Afghanistan. Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the Greeks and Romans, also sourced their lapis from this area.

In Egypt, it was said, that people would feel a force radiating from these stones, one that could change their lives. Because of this feeling and the stone’s associations with the sky, many believe lapis was a stone of the gods. In fact, priests would dye their robes with lapis to strengthen their connection to the divine.

In China, some believe Buddha Amitabha’s paradise was paved with gold, silver and lapis. Historically, the Emperor and the royal court were the only others who could wear lapis due to its connotation, rarity and price. For centuries, lapis was valued at nearly the same price as gold.

During the Renaissance in Europe, lapis became the source for a blue pigment, used in paint, known as ultramarine. Because the stone was so expensive, this pigment was typically reserved for paintings of icons such as the Virgin Mary.

Also known as the rock of truth, lapis is believed to encourage honesty of the spirit and grant the wearer improved judgment. The stone’s blue color comes from lazurite and is flecked with brass-colored specks of pyrite. These gold and white-silver flakes resemble the glow of stars in the crisp night sky.


Greig Porter 18K, Lapis Teardrop Earrings

Greig Porter

18K Gold, Lapis "Teardrop" Earrings

$1,445.00

Greig Porter 18K, Lapis 5 Strand Necklace

Greig Porter

18K, Lapis 5 Strand Necklace

$6,880.00

Coupon Not Applicable

Yossi Harari 24K, Lapis Roxanne Earrings

Yossi Harari

24K, Lapis Roxanne Earrings

$1,440.00

Greig Porter 18K Medium Lapis Necklace

Greig Porter

18K Gold, Faceted Lapis Necklace

$2,200.00

Heike Grebenstein Single Drop Lapis Earrings

Heike Grebenstein

22K, Single Drop Lapis Earrings

$915.00

Greig Porter 18K Gold and Lapis Square Beads Necklace

Greig Porter

18K Gold, Square Lapis Bead Necklace

$3,665.00


Lou Zeldis Lapis 2 Drop 22k Earrings

Lou Zeldis

Rough Lapis Lazuli Earrings

$2,495.00

Lika Behar 24k, 22in Bubble Link Necklace

Lika Behar

24K Gold, Short "Bubbles" Necklace

$7,480.00

Coupon Not Applicable

Lou Zeldis Rough 2 Drop Lapis Earrings

Lou Zeldis

Rough 2 Drop Lapis Earrings

$1,995.00

Lika Behar 24K, Pebble Necklace

Lika Behar

24K Gold Pebble Necklace

$11,660.00

Coupon Not Applicable

Lou Zeldis Lapis Double Drop Necklace

Lou Zeldis

Lapis Double Drop Necklace

$2,195.00

Lika Behar 22K, Aurora Open Cuff

Lika Behar

22K, Aurora Open Cuff

$7,180.00

Coupon Not Applicable


Greig Porter 22K, Lapis 3-Drop Earrings

Greig Porter

22K Gold, Lapis Triple Drop Earrings

$1,785.00

Stephanie Albertson 22K, Lapis Pear Drop Pendant

Stephanie Albertson

22K Gold, Lapis Pear Pendant

$2,890.00

Greig Porter 22K, Lapis Drop Earrings

Greig Porter

22K Gold, Lapis Double Drop Earrings

$2,100.00

Greig Porter 22K, Lapis Teardrop Post Earrings

Greig Porter

22K, Lapis Teardrop Post Earrings

$2,560.00