Stone dimensions : Height 5.75", Length 5.75", Width 3.25"
This stone is a simple two layer stone. It is small and low profile so it can make a great piece for any desk or coffee table. The stone has one layer of lapis and a ridge of deposited calcite and pyrite. The faces of the stone also comprise large amount of pyrite which reflects and shines in light. The stone is great for decor or art.
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 paperweight. The mystique of the stone always draws attention and adds intrigue to any room.