Stone dimensions : Height 5.25", Length 5.25", Width 3.4"
This cleany cut lapis stone is quite rare. This piece's edges are smooth and even. There is also a rather large deposit of calcite on one face of the stone. The stone has three peaks and two ridges. The streaks are beautifully laid across the face but do not interrupt the integrity of the deep blue lapis. The stone has a small but aesthetically pleasing shape, allowing it to be showcased anywhere and everywhere without being to catchy.
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.