Stone dimensions : Height 3", Length 3", Width 2"
This is the most oddly shaped stone out of our whole lapis collection. The stone has many many layers of calcite and only sprinkles of pyrite. The faces look remarkable on this stone. The strangest thing is that it is able to stand upright on almost every edge except on which is too curved. The Stone is extremely lustrous in any light and would look great in any room or lighting.
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.