Lapis lazuli ring, Steampunk Jewelry - Ring - Lapis Lazuli

$35.00


This steampunk ring inspired by mechanical and organic shapes is made by twisting and coiling wire tightly. This original design by Daniel Proulx
is very comfortable to wear. You will get many compliments.

This ring is available from size 5 to 13 US , including half size .
Please indicate the size you need in note to seller during check out .

BRITISH : L1/2 to X1/2
FRENCH : 52,3/4 to 67,1/2
GERMAN : 16,1/2 to 21,1/4
SWISS : 12.75 to 27.5
Metric Diameter : 16.51 mm to 21.49
Metric Circumference : 51.5 mm to 66.6

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LAPIS LAZULI :

Lapis lazuli (sometimes abbreviated to lapis) is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.

Lapis lazuli has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, and trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian sites, and lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

Cultural and historical/mythical usage :
in ancient Egypt lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used by the Assyrians and Babylonians for seals. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

As inscribed in the 140th chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, lapis lazuli, in the shape of an eye set in gold, was considered an amulet of great power. On the last day of the month, an offering was made before this symbolic eye, for it was believed that, on that day, the supreme being placed such an image on his head.

The ancient royal Sumerian tombs of Ur, located near the Euphrates River in lower Iraq, contained more than 6000 beautifully executed lapis lazuli statuettes of birds, deer, and rodents as well as dishes, beads, and cylinder seals. These carved artifacts undoubtedly came from material mined in Badakhshan in northern Afghanistan. Much Sumerian and Akkadian poetry makes reference to lapis lazuli as a gem befitting royal splendor.

In ancient times, lapis lazuli was known as sapphire,which is the name that is used today for the blue corundum variety sapphire. It appears to have been the sapphire of ancient writers because Pliny refers to sapphirus as a stone sprinkled with specks of gold. A similar reference can be found in the Hebrew Bible in Job 28:6. The Bible (New Living Translation) also mentions lapis lazuli in Exodus 24:10 where God Himself seems to be standing upon it while on Mount Sinai.

Many of the blues in painting from medieval Illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance panels were derived from lapis lazuli. Ground to a powder and processed to remove impurities and isolate the component lazurite, it forms the pigment ultramarine. This clear, bright blue, which was one of the few available to painters before the 19th century, cost a princely sum. As tempera painting was superseded by the advent of oil paint in the Renaissance, painters found that the brilliance of ultramarine was greatly diminished when it was ground in oil and this, along with its cost, led to a steady decline in usage. Since the synthetic version of ultramarine was discovered in the 19th century (along with other 19th century blues, such as cobalt blue), production and use of the natural variety has almost ceased, though several pigment companies still produce it and some painters are still attracted to its brilliance and its romantic history.

Poetry/literature :

Lapis lazuli is repeatedly mentioned in the Sumerian and Akkadian Epic of Gilgamesh. For instance, the Bull of Heaven's horns are composed of lapis lazuli. One version, at least, also suggests that the tale of Gilgamesh was recorded on a lapis lazuli tablet.

Lapis Lazuli is a poem written by William Butler Yeats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapis_lazuli

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We strive to ship all orders within 48 hours of receiving the total cleared payment of the item(s). If you require faster service or shipping upgrades please advise at the time of purchase and i will do my best to ship it out quickly. Keep in mind that all items are handmade and may take a few days to make before they are shipped. Please contact us before placing your order to know exactly when the order will be expected to arrive.

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Estimated shipping times

** Canada ------------> 2-5 business days
** USA -----------------> 7-12 business days
** International ------->10 -15 business days

** I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. If you do not receive the item in these specified time, please contact us .

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* Packages to Germany , Italy and Poland are often delayed by customs ,some packages can take between 6-8 weeks to arrive . Please order well in advance if you need to receive the package for a special occasion or contact me to upgrade to a faster shipping option when placing the order.

*Please provide the ring size information as soon as possible . Orders with missing information may cause additional delays .

SHIPPING UPGRADES TO THE US :
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- Xpresspost Upgrade to the USA : Delivery within 2-3 business days + include a tracking #.

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PACKAGE :
Item are sent into a Protective Bubble Mailer.

Refunds

Return Policy: Satisfaction is guaranteed!
We must be contacted before returning the item.
Item must be returned within 7 days of receipt.
Refund will be purchase price, less shipping charges.
A restocking fee of 10% may apply.
The products must be returned in new, resalable condition.
You must include all packaging materials.
You must pay for any return shipping expense.
Please include a Letter of direction with reason of return.
Custom orders are non-refundable.

Ring Size / Exchange policy .
It is very important to obtain the correct ring size information from a professional jeweller before ordering . It is not recommended to try measuring the ring size at home. If you selected the wrong size , I will charge a re-sizing fee of 10$ per ring + the return shipping fee . First Please contact me to verify the availability of a replacement and i will give you the instruction on how to return the ring . The ring size will need to be verified by jeweller , most jeweler are happy to offer this service for free .

Additional

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FAQs
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1# What type of wire do you use?
Mainly Silver Copper filled non-tarnish wire, Non-Tarnish Brass and Natural copper . We only use allergy free material. Nickel Free .

2# How can I find out my finger size?
The best way to calculate the ring size is to stop by a jewellery shop. Most jewellery shop will offer that service for free. You can also measure the EXACT inside diameter of a ring that fits well in millimetres. Then I can convert it to US standard size.

3# What should I do if I want the ring in a different size?
Please indicate in note to seller the size you want.

4# How can I contact you?
It is preferable to convo me, this will ensure a quicker response since we Log in to ETSY several times per day.

5# Do you offer wholesale?
Yes, Please contact us for pricing.

6# Do you offer Consignment?
We currently concentrate in offering consignment locally.
We will consider consignment in other location in the future.

7# how do I request a custom order?
You can convo me with the details and description of the ring you would like us to make for you, once ready we will list the item and reserve it for you.

8# Will i receive my order in time?
Please order well in advance if you need to receive the package for a special occasion. Keep in mind that all items are handmade and may take a few days to make before they are shipped. Please contact us before placing your order to know exactly when the order will be expected to arrive. If your order is urgent i will do my best to rush the order and i can also recommend faster shipping options.

9# how about allergies?
We only use allergy free materials and our studio is non-smoking.

10# Does you jewelry contain nickel ?
All our jewelry is 100% nickel free .

11# Are your steampunk rings unisex ?
Yes , My steampunk rings are Unisex . Some model are more masculine than others depending on the choice of the beads .
I sold many pair of rings for couples and engagement.

12# What materials do you use? What techniques do you use ?
My Jewelry is made of copper, brass and silver . I also like to use clock parts , natural stones and other quality materials. Our Jewelry is nickel free.
The main technique used is wire-wrapping and several techniques i developed over the years.

13# Can i order a ring for my kids ?
Our items are not intended for children .

14# General Jewelry Care Tips :
It is best to Keep jewelry in separate compartments or wrapped in tissue in tiny plastic bags, to protect pieces from scratching each other.
Showering , Swimming and cleaning can damage your jewelry so avoid extensive contact with water and always remove your jewelry first. Also, exposure of jewelry to chlorine and other chemical such as dish washing soap , perfume , hair Spray can increase the risk of permanent damage.
Avoid wearing jewelry when doing rough work or engaging in sports, to minimize the risk of breaking or chipping.

If you have any question ,I will always be happy to help .

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