Location: Santiago, Chile; Material: Lapis Lazuli & Silver
On my class trip to Chile in May/June 2014, we spent most of our time in the Atacama Desert; however, at the end of our trip, we got to see the country’s biggest city of Santiago. In Santiago, we had the chance to walk around and go to a small artisan market right in the center of the city. I found this jewelry stall where I purchased a number of different pieces. The ring was one of them. I picked out lapis lazuli because Chile is one of the biggest producers of it in the world. Many countries all over the world sell this blue, semi-precious stone harvested from Chile. I love the ring so much, especially the thicker band, which makes it a lot more different than the rest of my rings.