Lapis & branch coral necklace
Lapis & branch coral necklace.
Lapis was treasured by the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome. The three major minerals that comprise lapis are lazurite, calcite, and pyrite. The rock can also contain lesser amounts of diopside, amphibole, feldspar, or mica. Lazurite is the ingredient responsible for producing the gem’s most prized colour—bright royal blue. Golden flecks of pyrite create a sparkle in lapis lazuli. These fluted Lapis beads graduate from 15mm down to 11mm, a perfect vibrant blue with just the right amount of golden veins.
Interspaced with bunches of vibrant branch coral, a stunning combination. Handmade solid 18ct gold spacers mark the junctions between these two beautiful elements.
Because gemstones are a lifetime passion, David & Nicola have both studied at the internationally recognised Gem-A and have passed the prestigious DGA. An extensive stock of beautiful diamonds, sapphires, rubies & emeralds is available for you to select from. Importantly we will gladly show you a selection. Simultaneously discuss and explain the technical and aesthetic considerations. Without a doubt, the design & stone you choose will be unique and beautiful. Designed to suit your lifestyle, thereafter an ongoing delight. A perfect birthday, anniversary or Christmas present.
His designs are elegantly modern, designed for life, and unmistakably David Ashton creations. Internationally recognised, his iconic ring stacks have been seen in Elle, Vogue, V&A, & the TATE to name a few.
In his younger years, David trained as a scientific and medical instrument maker in Cambridge and, consequently as an aircraft engineer. Importantly this provided him with a unique perspective on precision manufacturing which he then applied to jewellery making.
The price guide shows 11- 15 mm lapis lazuli, 9 – 14mm long coral branches, solid 18ct gold beads, 22 ” long with 18ct ball catch.