Antique Tibetan Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and Coral Sterling Silver Pendant ON SALE

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Product Description
Antique Tibetan Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, and Coral Sterling Silver Pendant

This Tibetan Antique Lapis Pendant Bead is museum quality. It is stunning. The lapis is a very high A++ grade lapis lazuli. It is a deep rich intense blue with small patches of pyrite flecks here and there. There is no white calcite veining at all. I havent seen lapis this high of a grade in a long time.

The 30x22 thick piece of high grade lapis is capped on each end with detailed sterling silver. There are two 4mm cabochons. A turquoise at the bottom and a coral cabochon at the top. With the sterling silver caps the bead is a large oval of approx. 40x22mm. The pendant weighs a hefty 20 grams or .6 ounce in weight. It is a substantial chunk of A++ grade lapis lazuli at .4 inches thick and 30x22mm.

The fine detailing in the sterling end caps are wonderful. There is grunge in the grooves and crevices from its age but it gives the piece depth and makes the detailing stand out. It could be easily polished to a high shine if you wanted. The sterling is thick and the bead is very sturdy. All settings are tight and firm.

It looks to me like the top coral cabochon might have been reset at some point in time. There is not as much grime around the coral cab as there is around the turquoise cab.

This bead is in remarkable shape and quality. It is a breathtaking example of antique Tibetan and Nepalese workmanship.

What a remarkable specimen for any collector or connoisseur of Tibetan and Nepalese artifacts. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or request more pictures of this stunning pendant.

As with all my beads, it is hard for me to part with them, but I have an entire bead store inventory in my home and need to release some of my collection into the wild to find new homes with some talented artisans.

These beads were stock inventory from a bead store in Lawrence, Kansas. The store was known as International Beadtrader, then BeadSmyths, and when I went from class instructor to owner, I named the store Ivory Tower. This store was a very popular haunt for at least 20 some years until I had to close it due to personal reasons.

It is time now to let these beads and pedants find their rightful place in the universe and bring happiness to others instead of hiding in drawers and tucked away in dark bead trays.

All beads are packed with love and care so they arrive to you safe and sound. I hope you find these beads as lovely and as full of history and life as I do.

Materials Used
sterling silver, lapis, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise
Product Attributes

Color: Blue

Ships To United States
First Item: $5.00
Additional Items: $0.18

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