This listing is for One Afghanistan Blue LAPIS LAZULI w/ PYRITE Rectangle Bead Pendant . It Is drilled through center. This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo.
Approx. weight 0.3 oz = 42.52 carats & size 18x25x6 mm
Lapis is a gemstone straight out of fairy tales of the Arabian Nights: deepest blue with golden shining Pyrite inclusions which twinkle like little stars.
The evocative name is a compound of "lapis", the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "lazul", denoting the colour blue. So it is basically just a blue stone – but what a special blue! The value of this colour for the world of art was enormous, Lapis lazuli has not lost anything of its brilliance, while other compositions have long since paled. Currently the blue pigment derived from Lapis lazuli is still applied especially for renovations, restorations and for those who love historical colours.
Lapis lazuli that is made up of three main minerals: Lazurite, calcite , and pyrite. Lazurite is the mineral that makes it blue. Calcite is white and shows up as flecks (like speckles) or streaks. The best lapis lazuli has no calcite you can see. Pyrite is glittery and shows up as flecks and veins.
The blue stone is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships and to help wearer being an authentic individual who may openly state his or her opinion.
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