Marco Bicego is excited to introduce Lunaria Lapis, an extension of our classic Lunaria collection.
Resembling the gentle movement of petals blowing in the wind, our Lunaria styles which were born from Marco’s love of nature, received a fresh update with the addition of beautiful Lapis stones.
This stunning deep blue stone has been used in both art and jewelry as far back as 500 B.C. by the Egyptians. Known for its dark blue color and flecks of gold, Lapis has historically been referred to as the “Stone of the Sky” with its clouds of golden pyrite resembling constellations in the night.
Legend tells that this semiprecious stone was revered as a slice of the sky given by god to man. With that in mind, the Egyptians often incorporated Lapis into amulets and scarabs, ornaments used to protect against danger and evil spirits. The Babylonians adorned the Ishtar Gate, one of the eight gates to the inner city of Babylon, with Lapis giving the façade a jewel-like shine. Michelangelo even blended Lapis into his pigments to paint the sky of the Sistine Chapel.
Marco is proud to incorporate this iconic stone into his core collection and offer his guests their very own little piece of the sky!