Lapis Lazuli Hand-Knotted Necklace
Lapis lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan and exported to the Mediterranean world and South Asia since the Neolithic age, along the ancient trade route between Afghanistan and the Indus Valley, dating to the 7th millennium BC. Sumerian myth from 4000 BCE associates Lapis with Inanna, the goddess of love. The Egyptians created scarabs, amulets and inlay with Lapis and felt it was a sacred symbol of truth.
This necklace features lapis lazuli beads in rounds, tubes, and discs. They are hand-knotted on silver cord and the necklace is finished with a very strong magnetic clasp. The necklace is eighteen inches in length.