This lapis stone is remarkably inclusive of pyrite and calcite. The thin shape of the stone makes the layers and streaks of inclusion more visible and puts them on display within a small frame. The stone has four peaks of increasing size towards the bottom. The ridges and peaks both contain deposits of pyrite which gives it a shiny gold appearance. The marbling on the sides is extremely beautiful and will rival any kitchen countertop or marble pillar. This piece is a sure buy for those who know how rare such beautiful stones are.
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.
- Height : 7.75 inches
- Width : 1.75 inches
- Thickness : 3.5 inches
- Item # : RPS019
- weight : 4 LB ( 1.81 Kilo grams) approx