Odd Shape Polished Natural Lapis Lazuli Stone with Numerous Inclusions

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

DESCRIPTION

Stone dimensions : Height 4.5", Length 4.5", Width 2.5"

This lapis stone is obtusely shaped and has a multitude of layers which cascade between calcite and pyrite. The stone has no real peak or ridges but contains multiple indents which all have a plethora of inclusions which shine beautifully in the light. The stone is able to stand on it side but lack any discernable shape or image. Regardless, the stone still has more natural value due to its inclusions and therefore makes a great showpiece or material for further refinement.

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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