Lapis Lazuli is an alternative birthstone for September. Its ultramarine blue color, highlighted with gold flakes and its soft, opaque shimmer makes it a much more versatile gemstone that the “other” September birthstone, the sapphire. While it is becoming more and more scarce and as a result, more expensive, it is also a more affordable alternative.
A lapis necklace can be tucked into a business suit for a professional look or perfectly accessorize a silk chiffon dress for a more formal, elegant look.
Chunky necklaces like Lapis and Citrine one pictured above, can be worn with a turtleneck sweater and jeans for a more casual, but still sophisticated look.