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Deep Blue Beauty: Lapis Jewelry to Celebrate the Beauty of the Greek Islands

Dove lapis ring in gold

Naxos, Greece. June 21, 2019. Deep, royal blue—the color of lapis lazuli—is synonymous with Greece. You see it in the Aegean Sea, in the white- and blue-painted churches and houses that dot the landscape of the Greek Islands, in the country’s flag, and in evil eye accents and décor and colorful enameled ceramics in gift shops. Given the beauty of the color and its identifiability with Greece, we’re casting a spotlight on the gem that’s naturally that color of blue. Behold, five lapis jewels to celebrate the color that belongs to Greece, my vacation spot this week.

Hinged Open bangle in sterling silver with 18k yellow gold accents and lapis, $282; Samuel B. at Barnes Jewelry

Hinged Open bangle in sterling silver with 18k yellow gold accents and lapis, $282; Samuel B. at Barnes Jewelry

Pendant necklace in 14k yellow gold with a sliced freshwater Souffle pearl inset with faceted lapis beads and 22k gold granules to look like a geode, $3,000; email hisano@littlehjewelry.com at little h jewelry for purchase

Pendant necklace in 14k yellow gold with a sliced freshwater Souffle pearl inset with faceted lapis beads and 22k gold granules to look like a geode, $3,000; email hisano@littlehjewelry.com at little h jewelry for purchase.

Unicorn ring in 18k rose gold with lapis, $2,300; email karma@karmaelkhalil.com at Karma El Khalil for purchae

Unicorn ring in 18k rose gold with lapis, $2,300; email karma@karmaelkhalil.com at Karma El Khalil for purchase.

Ring in 18k yellow gold with colorless quartz over a lapis center stone with 0.73 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,365; email doron@dovesjewelry.com at Doves for purchase.

Ring in 18k yellow gold with colorless quartz over a lapis center stone with 0.73 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,365; email doron@dovesjewelry.com at Doves for purchase.

21st Dynasty earrings in 22k yellow gold with hand-chiseled pebbles of lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, $6,500; email loren@lorennicole.com at Loren Nicole for purchase

21st Dynasty earrings in 22k yellow gold with hand-chiseled pebbles of lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, $6,500; email loren@lorennicole.com at Loren Nicole for purchase.


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