Stone dimensions : Height 3.6", Length 3.6", Width 2"
This stone's inclusion are beautiful. The stone has five layers. Three layers are lapis and two layers are primarily pyrite. The stone has one face with minimal inclusions, however, the other face has a beautiful tie dye looking marbled appearance with very visible calcite and pyrite streaks. This stone's aesthetic value is very high and would make your collection immensely more valuable.
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.