Two pendants in one - an exquisite Lapis Lazuli stone with a gorgeous Blue John stone on the reverse side.
Each stone is 25mm x 20mm and the the pendant is 40mm including the hinge.
This pendant is made in our Sheffield studio - we select and cut the stones to suit each design and set them in fine hallmarked 925 sterling silver.
As all stones are created naturally, each one is unique and may therefore vary from the image. However we guarantee they are of the highest quality and handpicked specifically for each design.
Now a little bit about these gorgeous stones..
Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern Castleton in Derbyshire.
During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale.
Lapis Lazuli - this historical stone has a name closely associated with its intense colour. Its name was derived from the Latin word 'lapis' meaning 'stone', and from the Arabic and Persian word 'lazaward'. 'Lazaward" was the Persian name for lapis stone, as well as the name of its mining location.
In other parts of the world, words for 'blue' were named after the colour of lapis, including the English word 'azure'; Italian 'azzurro'; Polish 'azur'; Spanish 'azur' and Romanian 'azuriu'. Today Lapis is still considered to be one of the most important opaque blue gemstones available.