Lapis Cleopatra Earrings

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Ancient glamor and semiprecious materials combine in a unique pair of Lapis Cleopatra Earrings. Deep blue lapis stone has been used for decoration and ritual for millennia. Cleopatra even used powdered lapis as eye makeup. Here it's paired with irregularly shaped Keishi pearls and wavy gold-plated pewter beads for a striking blue, gold, and pearl trio.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions and educational outreach programs. The Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals houses the vast National Gem Collection.


  • Lapis, natural Keishi pearls, gold-plated pewter
  • 1.5"L
  • 24k gold-plated sterling ear wires
  • Wipe with a soft cloth
  • Handmade in the USA