Lapis Lazuli Neckpiece

This neckpiece recently came back to me to be rethreaded (beads and pearls need this extra care from time to time). It was like seeing an old friend. This may sound strange but I really enjoy seeing how a piece of jewellery I have made has changed with wear. I believe this is a really important part of a pieces history.

When I first made the clasp I gave it a brushed finish to compliment the matt finish of the tube shaped Lapis beads. Through wear it has polished up and has a lovely patina.
The clasp can be worn at the back of the neck or the side and amongst the beads are also three hand made 9ct yellow gold disk shaped gold beads.

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