Lapis Lazuli Teardrops, Ball and Post Dangle Earrings. The ball ear studs and butterfly backs are real 9ct Rose Gold Plated over solid 925 Sterling Silver. Victorian inspired, reminiscent of many of the elegantly classic jewellery pieces of that period.
*you will be buying the exact pair as shown in the photos*
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
40mm (1.6 inches) from ear-wire to bottom
Lapis lazuli Drops 30x10mm
0.8mm Ball & Post Studs.(standard piercing size)
weight around 6g each
*Please be aware that because of the substantial size of the Lapis Lazuli drops these earrings are heavier than most regular earrings of this size, please be sure your ears can tolerate this*
✩Lapis Lazuli Mythology and History ✩
The Egyptians powdered Lapis Lazuli to make the colour ultramarine, and used it as eye shadow. Natural ultramarine pigment is made from ground Lapis Lazuli. This was the most expensive blue pigment during the Renaissance, often reserved for depicting the robes of Angels.
It was one of the most favourite stones of the Egyptians. It was thought to be sacred to the star goddess Nuit of the heavens and to Maat, the goddess of truth and balance. If you wished to call upon one of these Goddesses, you placed a piece of Lapis Lazuli as an offering on your altar. The Egyptian Sun god Ra was also described as having Lapis Lazuli hair, which was symbolic of the heavens. The association may have come about due to the ‘golden Sun’ Pyrite flecks in the blue stone. The stone continued to have such positive symbolic associations into late period Egypt, becoming known as ‘Kheshed’, which meant ‘joy’ or ‘delight’. Protective amulets and talismans were often carved onto this precious stone.
These earring are suitable to wear though standard/regular piercings.
*Due to the integral design of the bead and ear findings a direct swap for a non-pierced/clip-on finding is not available.
*If you like this design I could make you something very similar with a non-pierced/clip-on finding.
*If you wear gauged tunnels I can make a custom pair for you using a hoop or large kidney-wire style ear-wire.
(the non-pierced or tunnel hanger findings would be Rose Gold plated onto Copper).
Please message me if you would like either non-pierced or tunnel hanger style and I can make a custom pair for you.
✩The hand photo✩
Meet Mephisto the measuring hand, he will help show you the rough scale of the jewellery. The hand is exactly the same size as my own hand (I’m an average UK ladies size 7 glove).
If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful matching necklace or request a custom design. Please message me if you are interested in matching items.
It’s just me on my own, a one woman hand crafted operation doing everything from sourcing materials, designing, making, photographing, wrapping and posting. All of my muses and inspirations make for an eclectic mix of jewellery, that I hope will appeal to the many facets of your personality.
The adornments that I make are created from a mixture of exciting new and gorgeous vintage reclaimed materials. New materials include Semi-Precious stones, Precious stones, Organic Gems, Czech cut, fired and pressed polished glass beads, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver, Tibetan Silver (Lead free Pewter), Copper, Bronze, Silk and many more. I love jewellery to look old and “lived in” so I will often use Patinas to give them an aged look.
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✩✩✩PROCESSING AND SHIPPING:
✩✩✩PROCESSING TIME (the time it takes me to prepare your order)-
3 to 5 working days (from receiving payment to getting your item made to order/prepared/wrapped and taken to the Post Office).
✩✩✩SHIPPING TIME (Estimated/approximate time it takes for the shipping company/s to get your order to you, once it has left my hands)-
✩✩✩United Kingdom: 2-5 business days.
✩✩✩Europe: 1-4 weeks.
✩✩✩North America: 1-4 weeks.
✩✩✩Australia, New Zealand and the rest of World: 2-5 weeks.
✩✩✩The buyer is responsible for any customs, taxes or levies should they occur.
✩✩✩International orders may be delayed by internal postal systems and/or customs controls so please be patient. I am not responsible for delays once your items have left my hands.
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
✩✩✩WORLD WIDE AND EUROPEAN UNION (EU) REFUNDS:
✩✩✩EU buyer protection laws allows European residents to return items for any reason (I also extend this policy to worldwide buyers) provided the following conditions are met:
✩✩✩The buyer must contact the seller within 14 days of the receipt of the goods.
✩✩✩The buyer must return the goods within 30 days of the receipt of the goods (in good unused condition).
✩✩✩The buyer is responsible for paying return shipping costs using a tracked and signed for service.
✩✩✩Upon receipt of the returned goods, the seller will issue a refund.
✩✩✩Refunds cannot be given until the goods are returned.
✩✩✩EU refunds include cost of goods plus initial shipping.
✩✩✩Non-EU refunds include the cost of the goods but not the initial shipping.
✩✩✩The returns policy does not apply to custom or personalised goods.