Lapis Lazuli: A Stone of Status
Known as ‘the stone of the rulers’ the lapis lazuli is a gemstone with many royal connections and it’s easy to see why - embodying beautiful depth in an intense blue hue, we love marvelling at the flecks of gold pyrite on closer inspection, floating in a magic, celestial night sky.
Once worn only by leaders of the ancient kingdoms like Sumer and Egypt, the earliest examples of these gemstones have been around since 3100BC, discovered in scarabs, pendants, beads and most remarkably, inlaid in the Mask of Tutankhamun.
At Astley Clarke, we showcase the complexities of the lapis lazuli in a contemporary light with exquisite rose-cut finishes, seen across the Stilla collection. Featured are everyday stud earrings and stackable bracelets, modern gemstone hoops and our bestselling pendant necklace, as seen on the Duchess of Cambridge and featured in Hello!, InStyle, Marie Claire, Woman & Home and Vogue Italia, amongst many others.
Wear the Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace by itself to add a delicate pop of colour to your look or experiment with other gold pendants for a refined take on summertime layering, destined to make you feel like royalty yourself.