Learn about Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious deep blue coloured stone, sometimes with gold inclusions, that has been used for thousands of years for jewellery, decorative items and decoration. It is mined in Afghanistan, Siberia, Chile, USA and Burma. The mines in north-eastern Afghanistan are the largest source of lapis lazuli, and have been operating for over 6,000 years. They were the source of the stone for the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilsations.
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A gold cased brooch, shield form, bead and plaited metal work, central lapis lazuli-composite stone.

A 9ct yellow gold lapis brooch one oval lapis, measuring 10mmcm x 8mm, mounted in 9ct yellow gold. Total weight 2.4g

A gold & silver gem set brooch; featuring a bee and flowers set with an amethyst, lapis, diamond chips on an agate ground in 9ct gold and silver. 50 x 43mm.

A silver gem set brooch by Drek Hampton; square design applied with a lapis disc and a geometric motif, 40 x 40mm.

An important lapis lazuli and diamond brooch, with European & British Royal Family provenance. This stunning brooch originally belonged to Queen Wilhelmina of Holland who gifted it to Queen Elizabeth during World War II. The vendors great aunt worked for t

Geoffrey Allen sterling silver & lapis lazuli brooch featuring a rectangular lapis lazuli centre piece measuring 24 x 17mm the brooch measures 60 x 42mm stamped STG SIL and with Geoffrey Allen's makers mark

An Australian 15ct yellow gold lapis bar brooch one oval lapis measuring 12mm x 9mm, made by Catanachs, Melbourne

A lapis lazuli Chang'E pendant / brooch; carved lapis featuring the Chinese immortal Chang'e, moon goddess with rabbit mounted in a 14ct gold frame set with 11 round brilliant cut diamonds. Dimensions 80 x 55mm. Weight 33.6g

A lapis lazuli and diamond brooch; textured bar set with a free form lapis and a 0.06ct round brilliant cut diamond. Unmarked tests as 18ct gold. Length 60mm. Weight 9.8g.

Diamond and lapis lazuli brooch, c.1920's circular and decorated with old cut diamonds in a foliate design

An antique lapis lazuli and diamond brooch, the oval lapis lazuli with central star decoration set with rose cut diamonds mounted within an open scrolled frame, in 18ct gold.

Georg Jensen silver and lapis lazuli brooch, designed c1920 stamped Georg Jensen. Sterling silver, model no 103

Diamond and lapis lazuli brooch, set with round brilliant cut diamonds and terminated with a collet set marquise cut diamond and a triangular sugarloaf lapis lazuli, mounted in 18ct gold. Property of a lady.

Yellow gold Egyptian revival brooch with a central carved lapis lazuli scarab, rose cut diamond set eyes, applied gold filigree and green, red and white enamel decorations to the wings, marked 'C. B.' with an applied panel for 'D. R. G. M.', the retailer's

14ct circle spray brooch arrow bright cut scrolls form a central cluster of lapis and turquoise