Stone dimensions : Height 4.75", Length 4.75", Width 4"
This uniquely shaped lapis stone is a great start for novice collectors. The small yet obtuse shaped attract attention to the piece. The oddly shaped edged allow for intriguing marbling of the inclusion. The thunderbolt like streaks look like a storm brewing during the evening. This piece is sure to accentuate and enhance your collection.
Lapis Lazuli Gemstone 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 accent or even as a simple paper weight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.