Lapis Lazuli, Center-drilled Sticks, 12mm on 16-inch Strands


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    • Natural lapis center drilled sticks average about 12mm across
    • The name comes from Arabic and Latin for “blue stone”
    • The finest Lapis comes from the West Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan and radiates an intense royal blue, flecked with gold Pyrite that show it’s natural and not dyed.
    • Beloved in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greeks and Romans used it as a reward for bravery.
    • During the Middle Ages Lapis was used as pigment to produce the rare and expensive “aquamarine” used in Renaissance paintings
    • It’s the birthstone for Virgo and December
    • Avoid abrasion, harsh chemicals and ultra-sonic or steam cleaning