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.
A lapis lazuli and diamond dress ring, the lapis lazuli carved as a portrait, surmounted by three round brilliant cut diamonds, mounted in gold, ring size L. Condition: ring presents in good condition. Acid tests as 9ct. Diamonds are colour I-J, clarity P.
A lapis lazuli and diamond ring, featuring a fluted panel of lapis lazuli centrally set with a single cut diamond, having further diamonds set to the pierced surround, mounted in 14ct gold, ring size F. Condition: ring presents in good condition. Shank is
A vintage gem-set cocktail ring by Georg Hornemann, the stylised design having a marquise cut diamond offset by three fluted tear drop panels of coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli with further diamond detail throughout, mounted in 18ct white gold, signed, r
A lapis lazuli dress ring. 9ct yellow gold, made as a Victorian styled half hoop ring, set across with five oval cabochon pieces of lapis, deep strong blue in colour, claw set of tapering form, scrolled to gallery, merging to a worked band
A lapis lazuli and diamond cocktail ring, having a convex rectangular panel of lapis lazuli overlaid with four round brilliant cut diamonds in elaborate gold wirework, mounted in 14ct gold, ring size K-L
Turquoise, lapis lazuli and diamond ring, of bombe design centring an oval shaped cabochon turquoise framed by brilliant-cut diamonds on a raised surround decorated with lapis lazuli to a textured hoop, mounted in 18ct gold, size M
18ct yellow gold lapis lazuli and diamond ring. A reeded lapis lazuli cabochon, surrounded by 6 diamonds in an acanthus leaf design setting. Stamped with French makers mark, 'Arc de Triomphe' in the style of van Cleef&Arpels
Turquoise ring, gold basket design mount, two surrounds, one set with round turquoise, the other with round lapis lazuli, the central claw setting containing an oval cabochon turquoise. Weight 10 grams
A lapis lazuli and diamond-set cocktail ring, the oval-shaped lapis lazuli cabochon mounted within a textured gold surround of flame motif, accented by brilliant-cut diamonds, to the textured hoop, mounted in 18 carat yellow gold, gross weight 21.5 grams,
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