Lapis lazuli and diamond bead necklace
Lapis Lazuli and Diamond and 14k Gold Bead, 14k Gold Clasp.
length: 16 1/4" incl. clasp
bead diameter: 8mm
Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been highly prized for its intense color throughout history. Mostly mined in Afghanistan, Russia and Chile. Rates between 5-5.5 on the MOHS hardness scale (Diamond being 10 and hardest.) The Ethiopian Opal is an iridescent colored gemstone mined in Ethiopia. Between 5.5 and 6.5 on the MOHS hardness scale.