Lapis lazuli is 100% in charge here. The brass and silver frame echoes the natural inclusions in the stone. Wear it whenever you need to remind yourself that you are a boss.
We recommend wearing this pendant on a medium or long sized chain - your choice of 24 or 30 inch sterling silver.
lapis lazuli, sterling silver, fine silver, brass
Lapis lazuli has been used for decorative jewelry since at least l7000 BCE. Its rich blue color is due to lazurite, a blue silicate mineral, that forms within limestone or marble. Much of the lapis lazuli available today comes from areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan that are active conflict zones. Everyday Elemental makes every effort to source our lapis from reputable mines in other areas of the world.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.
Brass is a mix of (usually) 2/3 copper and 1/3 zinc. With it's bright golden color it's used for many different purposes including doorknobs and saxophones.