Dark Blue Lapis dyed Zuni Bears Earring Pairs, 2 beads, Lapis Lazuli
These are so uniformly dark dark blue, I am sure they are dyed, however there is Pyrite showing in many of the beads so they are lapis... Very dark blue
In ancient Egypt Lapis Lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used by the Assyrians and Babylonians for seals. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.
You will receive 2 zuni bear beads. Please convo me for larger quantities....