As noted in prior lapis jewelry postings here, lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been used in jewelry since antiquity. It is more dense than turquoise—and more expensive as well. We have it priced here about the same. And, this is actual lapis, not a manufactured look-alike. Look close and compare, you can see the difference. These earrings are made by Elouise Kee, which says a lot. Look at the detail of the bezels. These beauties are a tiny bit over 1 and 3/8th's-inches long, and .75-inches across at the widest point. Each earring weighs seven grams, or .25-ounces. Hallmarked "Elouise Kee." Complimentary USPS Priority shipping within the U.S. only.