Ionian Lapis Necklace and Earrings
Sale Price (non-members): $59.99 - $99.99
Sale Price (members): $53.99 - $89.99
Original Price: $80.00 - $125.00
Like freeform clouds over an endlessly blue sea, baroque freshwater pearls overlay sculpted lapis slabs. Showcasing this triumph of lapidary art is an infinitely adjustable, hand-twisted necklace chain, delicately accented with freshwater pearls. Simply secure the lobster clasp through any link to create the length you love. Matching dangles complete the look. 3-12mm. Sterling silver chain and findings. This Ionian Lapis Necklace and Earrings is handmade in the USA.
Ionian Lapis Necklace Orig. $125.00 NOW $99.99 (Members $89.99)
Ionian Lapis Pierced Earrings Orig. $80.00 NOW $59.99 (Members $53.99)
What do Egyptian eye-shadow, carved Confucian hair ornaments and Vermeer’s favorite ultramarine pigment have in common? Lapis lazuli, a beautiful ornamental stone, treasured for more than 6,000 years. Like the exquisite lapis sculptures in the National Gem Collection of our National Museum of Natural History, these exclusive jewelry collections are all lapidary masterpieces.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.