Stone dimensions : Height 4.4", Length 4.4", Width 4.4"
This stone looks as if it was scratched to belong in an art museum. The stone's face has streaks of calcite which interweave each other to look like a mesh fence of lightning. Then the pyrite runs through the mesh shining like a storm cloud in the day. The stone also has two peaks and one ridge. The ridge is almost completely a thick layer of mottled calcite and pyrite which looks like a sandwich between two pieces of lapis bread. the stone is beautiful beyond words and is sure to leave you speechless as well.
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.