A great oceanographer once declared his love to be "as deep and vast as the ocean blue"—and it’s little wonder why. Long before they were mapped and charted by maritime explorers, the mysteries of the ocean captivated poets and artists alike. The size of the ocean symbolizing the depth of our emotion, its color representing the eternal and boundless nature of love.
It’s a beautiful paradox that the deep blue of our Latitude Lapis Necklace and Earrings come not from the ocean, but from the ground on which we stand. Lapis lazuli, first mined in Persia in the third-century, B.C., is synonymous worldwide with the ultimate, undying shade of blue. In powdered form, it was used by Cleopatra as a vibrant eye-shadow; as a stone, it can be found in the Taj Mahal. As a necklace and earrings, lapis luzuli is an unsurpassed symbol of a deep and abiding love.
Our 18" necklace erupts in 100 carats of immutable blue, complimented by the sparkle of natural gold flecks and decorative spacers finished in luxurious gold. Paired with matching 10 carat earrings, the effect is nothing less than extraordinary. The Latitude Collection represents your earthly love and the ocean’s tranquility—with no life-preserver necessary.