This stunning 7 inch bracelet combines 4mm lapis lazuli stone beads with 6mm black onyx beads on stretchy cord. It is just under 1/2 inch wide.
Lapis lazuli is a bright blue semi-precious stone that is rather rare. It is, technically, a rock since it is made up of more than one mineral.
Commonly referred to as lapis, it has been prized for thousands of years. Lapis artifacts have been found in Predynastic Egyptian sites and neolithic burial sites.
For further reading: Lapis Lazuli
Pure black onyx is a type of quartz and the most common form of onyx. Onyx can be found in many colors but sardonyx is another form where the bands are red instead of black.
For further reading: Onyx
*Bracelet photo is copyrighted 2009 Laura J Miller. Lapis Lazuli photo has been released by its owner into the public domain. Onyx photo is licensed under GNU Free Documentation License. Click the pictures for enlargement and more details.