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Jaipur Bazaar 18K Gold Embraced™ 7" 10 x 8mm Lapis Lazuli Hinged Cuff Bracelet - 140-590


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140-590 - Jaipur Bazaar 18K Gold Embraced™ 7'' 10 x 8mm Lapis Lazuli Hinged Cuff Bracelet
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Jaipur Bazaar 18K Gold Embraced™ 7" 10 x 8mm Lapis Lazuli Hinged Cuff Bracelet

Bold with gold! This cuff bracelet features two bullet shaped lapis lazuli end caps. Each side of the bracelet has a textured finish with a polished finish at the bottom. Inside the surface are small cut-outs that give this piece added detail. It has a snake skin texture in the shape of welcoming horns which the Sippesalar guards would hold at the entrance of the palace during the Mughal times.

Details
  • Metal: 18K yellow gold embraced bronze
  • Stone Information: Two bullet checkerboard cut 10 x 8mm blue lapis
  • Setting Type: Adhesive
  • Measurements: 7"L x 7/16"W x 7/16"H
  • Clasp: (Double) Hinged
  • Collection: Jaipur Bazaar
  • Country of Origin: China

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.


Lapis    Gold over Bronze    


Lapis:

Lapis is a strong blue microcrystalline rock composed primarily of the mineral lazurite. Its value decreases with the presence of white patches called calcite, while small veins of golden pyrite inclusions are often prized. Top quality lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, but small quantities are also found in Siberia, Chile, the United States, Pakistan and Canada. It is one of the most valuable semi-opaque stones and is a relatively soft gem, ranking 5.0-5.5 on the Mohs Scale .

First mined in Afghanistan in 6000 B.C., lapis lazuli was used to heal eye maladies and was thought to help one acquire wisdom and serenity. The Romans believed it was a powerful aphrodisiac, while the Egyptians used lapis for cosmetic purposes and often carved it into vases and figurines. The ancient city of Ur had a thriving trade in lapis lazuli as early as the fourth millennium B.C. The name comes from the Latin word “lapis,” meaning stone, and from the Arabic word “azul,” meaning blue.

In the Middle Ages, lapis was thought to free the soul from error, envy and fear. Used by artists during the Renaissance, ground lapis created a beautiful blue pigment for paintings. The stone was inlaid in the columns of St. Issac's Cathedral and the panels of the Pushkin Palace, both in Petersburg. Today, lapis lazuli is traditionally given as a 9th wedding anniversary gift. It is believed to free the wearer of melancholy and strengthen total awareness, creativity and ESP.


Vermeil Plating:
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.

The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.

Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

To care for your plated jewelry items:

  • Remove jewelry before bathing, swimming, washing hands, putting on make-up, lotions, perfumes, and/or working with household chemicals, cleaners, or acidic liquids.
  • Do not clean plated jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner or in silver cleaning solutions, as it could completely remove the plating finish from your item.
  • Ensure your jewelry item is thoroughly dry before storing. Moisture in an enclosed space can increase tarnishing.
  • Store your plated jewelry in a jewelry box lined with felt or anti-tarnish material. Items should not be stacked as this may cause damage to the plating surface.
  • Do not use excessive pressure when cleaning with a polishing cloth or soft brush, as this may cause damage to the plating.
  • Over time your plated items will need to be re-plated. Contact your local jeweler for information on plating services.




  • About the Collection:
    Experience the allure of India with Jaipur Jewelry Bazaar, a collection of 18K Gold Embraced™ gemstone jewelry inspired by the rich textures and colors of the East.

    Reminiscent of jewelry found in India's beloved bazaars, each Jaipur design features intricate beadwork, ornate filigree, and colorful genuine gemstones for a one-of-a-kind, artisan feel. In addition, each piece is 18K Gold Embraced™ with layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.

    Often referred to as the 'Paris of India', Jaipur has become a main metropolitan attraction in India. No trip to Jaipur would be complete without a shopping spree in its bazaars. Jaipur bazaars flourish with an endless variety of jewelry products showcasing the dynamic culture of the region. The vibrant colors, unique finds and vivacious atmosphere make bazaar shopping an electrifying activity unlike any other.

    About the Guest:
    Nearly a decade ago, on-air guest and jewelry designer Nayla Moosa's lifelong passion for Indian jewelry inspired her to design custom pieces for her friends, family and community. By adding her own special flair to traditional Indian design asthetics, Nayla has created a unique collection of jewelry that is beautiful, versatile and meaningful.

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