Lapis Lazuli Round 6mm


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    • Dark royal blue natural Afghan lapis 6mm round beads on 15.5-inch strands
    • Uniform color with almost no matrix showing, except the occasional glint of pyrite
    • Highly polished beads strung on silk cord (another indicator of quality)
    • The name comes from Arabic and Latin for “blue stone”
    • The finest royal blue Lapis comes from the West Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. It's 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.
    • From the Middle Ages until 1828, Lapis was used as pigment to produce the rare and expensive “aquamarine” used in Renaissance paintings
    • It’s the birthstone for Virgo and December
    • Metaphysical: Lapis is known as the stone for spiritual seekers, and students.
    • Avoid abrasion, harsh chemicals and ultra-sonic or steam cleaning