Lapis flower and silver ring
From antiquity, lapis lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will ward off evil. In ancient Egypt, it was powdered and worn about the eyes to improve eyesight.
Lapis has a rich deep blue with pieces of black/silver pyrite throughout. This rosecut round stone is set in fine and sterling silver. A part of my flower collection, the backplate was hand cut, shaped by hand to a beautiful matte textured flower. It has a patterned band. .All is oxidized and polished.