This stone has a much deeper blue than the other stones. This is due to the fact that it has very little visible inclusions. This allows the faces to be shiny and polished with little interference from the matte color of calcite. The faces have mottled pyrite which is low key and still adds to the luster of the stone. There are two peaks and one ridge. The ridge primarily contains only pyrite.
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 paperweight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.
- Height : 4 inches
- Width : 3.5 inches
- Thickness : 1.5 inches
- Item # : RPS040
- weight : 1 LB ( 453.59 grams) approx