|Lapis lazuli and emerald cabochons with 18K gold settings|
|Lapis lazuli and painted-snail shells with 18K gold settings|
First, a warm welcome to my new followers! (Καλωσορίσατε ! )
I love cufflinks! If I was a guy it would be something I would love to wear and possibly be fussy about or start a collection. The above three pairs from Villa Collection lapis lazuli cufflinks are available on www.couturelab.com where all things are possible.
Lapis lazuli was often used in prestigious and priceless Byzantine mosaic icons but the earliest examples are from Mesopotamia and Egypt.
let's go through some images of this spectacular masterpiece of nature.
|Boucheron watch s/s 2011|
|lapis lazuli vase at the hermitage museum, Russia|
|lapis lazuli box|
|wonderful mosaic tie tack!..I lost the link here..|
|medallion from Greece, via|
Some ancient masterpieces...
Standard of Ur, Mesopotamia