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10.5mm

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 10.5mm Round Enhanced
Picture of 10ST409-1, Lapis Lazuli 10.5mm Round Enhanced
10ST409-1

1 ST $38.50 ($38.50 per ST)

2 ST $70.00 ($35.00 per ST)

3 ST $96.25 ($32.08 per ST)

4 ST $123.20 ($30.80 per ST)

Quantity:

Shape: Rounds
Size: 10.5mm
Material: Lapis Lazuli
Description: These stunning treasures were individually hand picked by our buyers at this year's Tucson Gem Show! Each spectacular gem has been selected for quality and beauty.
Showroom Aisle: 1
Showroom Section: I
Catalog Page: NEW2012

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