Stone(s): Genuine lapis lazuli (6 total carats), genuine white topaz (2.3 total carats)
Overall Dimension of Each (including hooks): 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.25 inches
Back Type: Stud
Weight: 9.5 grams
Stamp/Mark: Starborn, 925
Serial Number: e22977
Royal blue lapis lazuli comes from the silicate mineral lazurite. Polished stones often show gorgeous veins of white calcite and flecks of golden pyrite. Used by ancient civilizations from China to Sumeria, lapis lazuli inlay adorned the mask of ancient Egypt's King Tutankhamun. Lapis lazuli is somewhat rare and much of the deepest blue stone is mined in Afghanistan. Denim lapis has a lighter blue color and Aztec lapis features dramatic veining of black and brown minerals.
Derived from "tapaz," the Sanskrit word for fire, topaz is one of the most brilliant cut gemstones in existence. Topaz comes in a variety of colors from yellow to blue, and deeper blues and pinks are often created by heat-treating stones. Brazil is the world's top exporter of topaz.