Stone dimensions : Height 4", Length 4", Width 2.25"
This polished blue lapis stone looks like an iceberg floating in the ocean. The stone has two primary peaks and one ridge. The ridge is a marbled mixture of calcite and pyrite with individual streaks of calcite around the stone. The stone itself is relatively low profile and is able to stand upright without support.
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 use 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 paperweight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.