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12x16mm

Along with malachite, Lapis Lazuli is one of the first treasured stones of human kind, and has been mined for over 7,000 years. Its name stems from the Latin word "lapis" meaning stone and from the Arabic word "azula" meaning blue. This treasured blue stone can be found throughout many ancient civilizations. Before a synthetic substitute was created, it was often ground and used as a pigment, making blue paint, "Ultramarine" the most expensive and valuable paint available. For this reason, blue paint was most often reserved for royalty and holy figures such as the Madonna. Much of the worlds Lapis Lazuli is mined from mountains in northern Afghanistan.

Item Details:

Lapis Lazuli Rectangle 10x14mm 25 Strand Enhanced
Picture of 56ST409-EN, Lapis Lazuli Rectangle 10x14mm 25 Strand Enhanced
56ST409-EN

1 ST $24.95 ($24.95 per ST)

2 ST $41.70 ($20.85 per ST)

3 ST $54.70 ($18.23 per ST)

4 ST $70.00 ($17.50 per ST)

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Shape: Rectangles
Size: 12x16mm
Material: Lapis Lazuli
Description: Along with malachite, Lapis Lazuli is one of the first treasured stones of human kind, and has been mined for over 7,000 years. Its name stems from the Latin word "lapis" meaning stone and from the Arabic word "azula" meaning blue. This treasured blue stone can be found throughout many ancient civilizations. Before a synthetic substitute was created, it was often ground and used as a pigment, making blue paint, "Ultramarine" the most expensive and valuable paint available. For this reason, blue paint was most often reserved for royalty and holy figures such as the Madonna. Much of the worlds Lapis Lazuli is mined from mountains in northern Afghanistan.
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