This thin flat lapis stone is a perfect low profile decoration piece for your home or office. This collectible stone has plenty on inclusions on the face of the stone. The marbled calcite is more present than the pyrite which make the stone look like a stormy, cloudy evening skyline. The crack on the surface add the look of lightning stretching through the sky. The stone has two low profile peak and one major ridge which is almost indistinguishable from the rest of the stone.
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.