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Deep blue Lapis Lazuli

The Lapis lazuli have been one of our popular jewellry gemstone for a long time. But it has never been either in or out of fashion wich show what a classic timeless stone it is in a fast forward world. And thats not any surprize; its absolutely lovely with its deep intense colour and suitable to wear anywhere anytime. Set in a ring it will be your life companion. (these stones is all natural, just polished)

 

Size: Oval 16x12x5; drop 9x11mm

In stock:  aprx 5 of each

Origin: Not stated (India)

 

Prize:  69,00 SEK each

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Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense colour. The most important mineral component in Lapis lazuli is lazurite. Lapis takes an excellent polish and can be made into jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics, ornaments, and vases. It was also ground and processed to make the pigment ultramarine, widely used during the Renaissance in frescoes and oil painting. Its usage as a pigment in oil paint largely ended in the early 19th century when a chemically identical synthetic variety became available. Lapis lazuli also made its way to ancient Egypt, where it was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs. It has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site and at Karnak. Powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

In late classical times, lapis lazuli was often called sapphire though it had little to do with the stone today known as the blue corundum variety sapphire. Lapis lazuli was being mined in the Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan as early as the 7th millennium BC but is found to the west of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It is mined in smaller amounts in Angola; Argentina; Burma; Pakistan; Canada; Italy, India; and in the USA in California and Colorado.

Lapis Lazuli stands for love, protection, health and strength.


 

 

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