Stone dimensions : Height 6", Length 6", Width 4"
This stone is able to stand upright on two of its sides without support. On the short side as a base, the stone looks the face and ears of a bunny rabbit. The stone has a large visible deposit of calcite on one face. The other side lack any large inclusion. The stone has two shallow ridges with light marbling of calcite. One side of the ridge has a very lustrous deposit of pyrite which shines brightly in the light.
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue colored metamorphic rock which has been used as a semi-precious stone since the 7th millennium BC. It is prized for its intense mystic blue color and specks of calcite and pyrite which give the mottled colors a goldish hue. Lapis cabochons are stills used to this day for jewelry, decoration or collection.
The meaning of Lapis Lazuli comes from Lapis, which is Latin for stone, and Lajevard, Persian name for the stone and also a location where lapis was once mined. The stone was ground for its natural ultramarine pigment; it was the most expensive blue pigment and was reserved for nobility and depictions of Virgin Mary. Lapis lazuli makes a great collectible stone, decorative centerpiece for your living room, bathroom accents or even as a simple paper weight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.