Lapis lazuli derives its name from two sources, Lapis is the Latin word for stone. Lazuli stems from the Persian word Lazhward, which means blue. Color displays an intense dark sapphire blue, lightly dusted with flecks of golden pyrite. Flanked by luminous trillions of African amethyst, the cabochon cushion of lapis lazuli takes centerstage on this ring. Adding beautiful blues to your appearance, the piece is detailed with miligrain work. Furnished in sterling silver. Natural properties of mined gemstones offer a slight difference in color saturation, hue, and tone. Gemstone images may not always capture these slight differences.