Orci Necklace


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The Orci Necklace is a deep blue string of triangular-cut lapis lazuli beads, with a name meaning "gate" in Latin.

There are two stones, or “lapis” used in the Roman religion - both known as the lapis mannes. One stone, associated with Flumine, or flowing water was used in ceremonies in times of drought. The second was its counterpart - the passageway and bringer of change. It lay above the Gate of Orci, the opening to the underworld. Here, thrice a year, the spirits of those who had been ritually blessed before they passed were able to return to the overworld, where they would be offered the fruits and harvest of the citizens.

The gate to the underworld represents both remembrance of the past, and preparation for new beginnings.

Color: 18K Gold Plated

Hand-strung beads of pure, natural lapis lazuli sourced ethically and directly from Afghanistan. Each stone differs slightly in colour meaning each necklace is unique.

Your unique piece of jewellery by Cleopatra's Bling has been handmade using traditional jewellery techniques and exceptional materials.

As we hand craft each piece, slight variations are to be expected and are what make our designs one-of-a-kind.

Please be gentle with your treasures and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery.

Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.

Sterling silver that is worn regularly requires less care, so we encourage you to wear your silver treasures daily.

I hope my creations bring you luck.

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Orders will be dispatched bi-weekly using DHL domestic shipping. We are using DHL domestic in order to keep your jewellery safe and sound, but also because you have full control over delivery with the tracking number that is sent to you via email upon shipping. 

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Cleopatra’s Bling accepts the return of unworn and unused items in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of order receipt, for store credit. Please contact a member of our team to begin the returns process.

This policy strictly excludes items to which a discount code has been applied, sale items, and items made-to-order or customised in any way, including all solid gold items.

Online purchases can only be returned for exchange via post, to the Cleopatra’s Bling Head Office.

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Orci Necklace

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