This exquisitely hand crafted heavy sterling silver cuff bangle brings simplicity of design to effortless style and ensures elegance for every occasion.
Our solid 925 sterling silver Bangle is elaborated with a delightful Lapis Lazuli and black onyx mosaic. The gems have been intricately cut and polished to form the stunning patterns. This art of inlaying hard stone is called Intarsia; it exposes a feature gem as the mosaic’s centrepiece. This consummate skill of the gem artist increases value based on the artistry and quality of the final creation in addition to the rarity and quality of the gem materials.
To find the best gems, gem artists will slice through pounds of rough stone looking for that perfect piece for intarsia. Working with opaque gem materials can be a mysterious process, as the artist can never know what lies beneath the surface of the rough. One slice may show excellent color, whereas another may not. It is the natural patterns in the gem material make for the most spectacular intarsia design. Intarsia values are only partly determined by the cost of the raw material and the amount of labor involved in creating the piece.
LAPIS LAZULI - It is one of the oldest “spiritual” stones, first mined six thousand years ago in Afghanistan—the finest stones still come from that area. Its name comes from the Latin word lapis, meaning “stone,” and the Arabic word azul, which means “blue.”
Lapis has been used in ornamental decoration for thousands of years. The Egyptians crushed it and used it to decorate their eyelids. It was also ground and used for paint. In Egypt lapis was used mainly by royalty and priests, and it is believed that the sapphire referred to in the Bible was actually lapis lazuli. Lapis is often worn as talismans and used in inlaid work and ornaments. The Romans believed it was an aphrodisiac.
Lapis is probably most well-known metaphysically for its use to promote psychic awareness and in achieving meditative states such as trance and other altered states of consciousness.
Reputed to be a stone for teachers, lapis has many useful magical properties. It has been referred to as a stone of awareness and wisdom and may be used to enhance creativity. Its gift of insight is useful in divination.
Lapis is a protective stone, both from physical danger and psychic attacks.
BLACK ONYX - Our onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in India. Gemologists recommend Onyx as a protective measure for harmonious relationships, thus reducing the prossibility of disturbances or differences between the couple. Onyx can be used to provide structure and authority where it is felt lacking. It can help you be “master of your destiny” and strengthen confidence. It provides support in difficult times and centers your energy in times of mental or physical stress. It may also assist with the gift of wise decisions.Throughout history, onyx has been thought to bring powers of protection and thus used in defensive magic. Onyx can increase vigor, strength, stamina, and self-control. It is believed to alleviate worry, tension, and nervousness and used to eliminate confusion and nightmares. It may effectively provide glimpses of that which is ‘beyond’ and can activate memory of one’s roots and reality. Onyx can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief and It may also be used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships.
The mythical explanation of the miraculous and magical qualities of Onyx is that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure. The heavenly nails of Venus sank into the waters of the Sacred River and metamorphosed into Onyx in the cool and mysterious depths.