This stylish 18K gold-plated chain necklace is adorned with a single slider bead of fair-trade Chilean lapis in rich dark blue. Made in the USA using globally sourced materials, it coordinates with our matching lapis bracelet, hoop earrings, and ring -for a modern, pulled-together look. Its timeless appeal is derived from a pair of ancient earrings in The Met collection that feature single rock crystal beads hung on slender gold hoops. Eternal in their simplicity, the originals were found on the island of Cyprus and date to imperial Rome (A.D. 1st-2nd century), a period when the island was integrated into the eastern Roman Empire. Our contemporary jewelry honors the eastern Mediterranean’s storied past.