Lapis lazuli has been mined since 4000 BC, and has been prized the world over not only as a decorative stone but also for the ultramarine dye made from ground and powdered lapis. King Tut's sarcophagus was heavily lined with lapis lazuli, Michelangelo favored the blue paint made from its powder, and Catherine the Great had an entire room in her palace adorned with lapis doors, fireplaces, and picture frames. This Edwardian signet ring is set with beautiful high dome lapis cabochon.
14k gold, 1.2cm x 9.8mm lapis cabochon
7.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 7mm rise off the finger, 4mm shank, 1.5cm head
1900 — 1910
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.