Denim Lapis Lazuli Pendant


Denim lapis is another name for blue lapis lazuli but, only when the lapis has a specific color shade that resembles the denim fabric. Lapis lazuli or lapis for short, is a deep blue semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. 

Pendant: 28.05 mm X 7.87 mm

Sterling silver 18" chain 

At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary.