Stone dimensions : Height 4.87", Length 4.87", Width 4.25"
This deep sided short lazuli stone takes up very little room but manages to add a room full of color and mystery. The relatively wide sides allow the stone to portray the famous and highly prized marbling of calcite and pyrite. The stone looks marvelous from all sides. The stone is able to stand on the base and leans to one direction without losing balance. This one of a kind stone is sure to break the ice at your next house party.
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 accent or even as a simple paper weight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.