This listing is for 3 SMALL, natural Lapis Lazuli pieces.
Lapis Lazuli is an attractive, blue, metamorphic rock, often used as a semi-precious stone for jewelry-making, carving and polishing. Lapis, which usually is a mixture of blue lazurite and white calcite with golden pyrite crystals, is highly decorative and aesthetic. In ancient times it was ground into powder and used as blue pigment for painting.
The rock that we bring to you today is from the valley of Kokcha River in the Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. This place has been supplying the world with best quality Lapis for over 6000 years!
Our Lapis is 100% natural rock, and because it is a natural material, you should expect a variation is size, shape, colour intensity, pyrite and calcite content. Some imperfections, such as natural iron staining, are also possible. Our Lapis was never cleaned with use of chemicals, so it can be used for holistic purposes.
You will receive 3 randomly chosen, small pieces of Lapis. Your stones will measure anything between 2.8 (1.10 inch) and 5.5 cm (2.16 inch), and weigh 19 to 45g per piece (57 to 135 g in total, but usually about 100g).
If you are interested in other sizes, please have a look at other listings for Lapis in this section of the shop.