Thursday, July 11, 2013

In the flesh

If you like lapis lazuli (which you must!) you will love this Art Deco necklace. It is simulated lapis - also sometimes called Czech or Swiss Lapis - which is glass mottled and colored to mimic that wonderful blue. This piece is German-made and featured in one of my favorite jewelry identification and pricing references, "Popular Jewelry, 1840-1940" by Roseann Ettinger. I am so excited to offer it in the shop! Fun fact: I sold the faux chrysoprase version of this necklace (see above!) over two years ago.


steph.kelley said...

What a blue! Whenever I stop at the Ishtar Gate on my museum tours I emphasize that the blue glaze on the mud bricks is supposed to imitate lapis lazuli. It was the bluest thing anyone in Mesopotamia had ever seen, no question! :D xoxoxoxoxox

lauren said...

I would describe this as "totally badass"!

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