Multi-Layered Lapis Lazuli Pyrite Inclusions Natural Gemstone

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Stone:
Lapis Lazuli
Color:
Blue
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone
  • Lapis Lazuli Stone

Stone dimensions : Height 3.25", Length 3.25", Width 3.2"

This is a pentagon shaped blue lapis stone. The stone has multiple layers which are all mottled together to create the cascading blue and white which is what lapis is prized for. the stone has two obvious sides which sandwich a layer of calcite that is marbled with pyrite. The pyrite streaks between and around the layers shine beautifully 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.

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