The shade of Lazuli pigment from azure blue to true ultramarine

Stone jewelry
by Lapis-lazuli 

Used by the Indians the lazuli and the silver gathered in a jewel available online.
Lapis lazuli jewelry with precious stones for a cheap price and secure payment.
Solid silver often associated with lazuli as a pendant or on a ring.
This famous jewelry in Lapis-lazuli with jasper used for earrings or necklaces for example. 

Azure blue and ultramarine color on a silver ring 

Discover our stone jewelry matching silver, silver female jewelry associated with lazuli lapis stone on talismans for example.
Ladies, adorn your ears with polished lapis lazuli and discover the properties of this ancestral gem. Offer our pendants set with Egyptian Lapis lazuli.
Our necklaces will form a beautiful ultramarine blue oval on the neck of women. In jewelry, jewelry in Lapis lazuli are also often used for the manufacture of luxury fancy earrings. The lazuli associated with silver to discover and its special properties.

History of the use of Lapis Lazuli as a pigment in ancient Egypt

The pigment is a synthetic form of the rare mineral cuprorivaite [2], and usually also contains amounts of glass or quartz. The precision and relative complexity of the procedure for producing Egyptian blue, therefore, suggests that the ancient Egyptians' understanding of chemistry was extraordinarily well advanced. Certainly the Egyptians devoted more effort and skill to making artist colors than any other civilization west of the Nile for several thousand years [4].
Egyptian blue was widely used in ancient times as a pigment in painting, such as in murals, tombs and mummy's coffins (Fig 2), and also as a ceramic glaze known as Egyptian faience (Fig 3) [5]. The fact that he was not available naturally meant that his presence indicated a work of considerable prestige. From around 800 AD, it seemed that the pigment had all but disappeared from art, with a few exceptions. Today, after more than a thousand years in the shadows, Egyptian blue has resurfaced in a way its ancient inventors could never have dreamed of.
For art historians and restorers, studying the pigments used in works of art can be valuable in several ways. As the precious pigments are often traded over long distances, this can also help chart trade routes. And it can provide vital information for choosing which art conservation treatments may be most effective [6].
In recent years, researchers at the British Museum, under the direction of Giovanni Verri, have developed a simple but effective method that allows them to identify traces of Egyptian blue on ancient objects whose original paint is no longer intact. [7]. The key to the method's effectiveness lies in the accidental discovery by the researchers that Egyptian blue has the very unusual quality of emitting infrared light when red light is lit in it. This emission is extraordinarily powerful and long lasting [8], but cannot be seen with the naked eye, as human vision does not normally extend into the infrared range of the light spectrum. However, the emission can be recorded using a digital camera with modified filters that allow it to detect only infrared light [9]. Seen in this way, the emission takes the form of a bright white photo-induced luminescence.
Since the emission is so strong, it is possible to see tiny traces of pigment, even single grains, and even when discolored. This not only means that the presence of Egyptian blue can be identified - as in the detection of the blue eyes that gave rise to the figure in Figure 4 - but also that decorative patterns that would otherwise have been lost can possibly be detected and reconstructed. .
In addition, the detection of the pigment will often be an indication that traces of other pigments, less detectable, can also survive on the work [10], [11].
The infrared imaging technique has recently been used to solve a long-standing mystery regarding the so-called Elgin Marblesthe sculptures which were detached from various buildings in the Acropolis and taken to England in the early 19th century. 

pyramid shaped lapis lazuli stone

€ 24.30 

Small decorative pyramid in Lapis Lazuli

A beautiful stone in Lapis lazuli cut and polished in the shape of a pyramid!
Delivery within 14 days

lapis lazuli stone in an owl

€ 9.50

Owl pendant in Lapis Lazuli and silver

A beautiful lapis lazuli stone cut and set
in an animal-shaped pendant 
Delivery within 14 days

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