This oddly shape lapis stone has five layers. Two layers are deposits of calcite and pyrite. The other layers are the blue lapis which Sandwich them. The stone is low profile and able to stand upright. The stone is light as well, making it a great piece for the top of your shelves or cabinets.
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 use 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 : 3.5 inches
- Width : 1.75 inches
- Thickness : 2 inches
- Item # : RPS070
- weight : 0.73 LB ( 334 grams) approx