**This ring often requires the recutting of lapis lazuli material to create a round stone with an attractive pyrite streak. I suggest you contact me beforehand for specifics and current selection**
Lapis lazuli has a long cultural significance that dates back to the Neolithic Age. Perhaps most notably, as a decadent material for jewelry and sculpture in Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra ground the stone into eyeshadow, while much later, lapis lazuli lent its unparalleled blue pigments to many Renaissance painters.
This ring is hand fabricated from 14k yellow gold to house a 10mm round lapis lazuli cabochon, hand selected for prominent pyrite concentrations. Six sparking champagne diamonds, three on either side, highlight the gilded tone of the bright pyrite. The band is made from solid gold stock (it is not hollowed at the top as with many cast rings) and measures 2mm wide. Diamonds total 0.09cttw.
Include the size you would like in your "notes to seller" at checkout as well as any preferences you may have for the lapis stone, such as highly concentrated pyrite inclusions (as in the ring pictured), speckled pyrite or blue with minimal pyrite. Please feel free to message me with any questions about this ring or different stone, metal, and design variations.