They are made by the defunct Southwestern jewelry shop Quoc Turquoise. Quoc Turquoise commissioned Native American artisans to create their jewelry. These earrings were made for them by a Navajo artisan.Sterling, which is the hallmark for Quoc Turquoise. Lapis Lazuli Facts, Information and Description. Lapis Lazuli is listed as the traditional birthstone for December. Note that the official birthstone list adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912 denotes Turquoise and blue Topaz as the official birthstones. It is also the Planetary stone for Capricorn and the birthstone for Libra.
See the birthstone tables for additional references to lapis. Lapis may be given as a gem on the 7th and 9th wedding anniversary. Lapis is considered a rock, not a mineral. It combines various minerals, mostly lazurite, but also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue) and pyrite (fools' gold, a metallic yellow) and to be considered a mineral it would have only one component. However, value aside, one thing is for sure the semi-precious gemstone Lapis Lazuli is as popular today as it was during those times of old!
A strong blue, sometimes with a hint of violet, lapis lazuli's value decreases with the presence of white patches (calcite), while small veins of pyrite are often prized. The Egyptians used Lapis for seals, ground it for an eyelid cosmetic and often carved it into vases and figurines. Apis Lazuli is a semi-precious opaque gemstone that is well-known for its intense deep royal blue color and shimmering golden flecks that are reminiscent of a starry night sky. This is a stunning gem with an interesting history. Historians believe that Lapis Lazuli has been around for the last 6,500 years, having been used and treasured by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and China.
The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN EARRINGS & PENDANT SOUTHWESTERN SIGNED" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.