Kipling de Freitas

Art Jewelry - Byzantine Lapis Lazuli Star Pendant

Regular price $ 395.00 $ 0.00

This piece is modeled on 'basket' earrings, named for the round “basket” of gold wire or sheet gold on the hoop. The earrings date from the Italian Langobardic period (6th - 7th century). They were of gold and the 'basket' was surrounded by a sexagram (six-pointed star). A gift that combines Italian and Germanic elements.

14K gold, with 18K gold overlay and lapis. 18''L; pendant: 5/8''L. Spring ring closure.