Do you know why you rarely see faceted Lapis, particularly of this exceptional colour and quality? It is because of the amount of waste involved when cutting the Lapis into faceted beads. This means that the cost of faceting is usually more than the market will pay for Lapis Lazuli. That is why this necklace is not only unusual and rare, it is an incredible bargain.
The color of this Lapis is an uninterrupted deep royal blue, lighter and more saturated than the typical navy or denimLapis.
The value of this piece far exceeds the price. 18 inch graduated beads. Sterling clasp and 2 inch extender chain. I bought this necklace from the lapidarist that made it and was retiring from jewelry making. He only made one of these because he could not recover his costs for the amount of time and waste involved.