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Lapis Lazuli

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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Bronzite Puff Oval 10x14mm 28 Piece Per Strand Average
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33ST469

1 ST $11.40 ($11.40 per ST)

2 ST $17.70 ($8.85 per ST)

3 ST $21.25 ($7.08 per ST)

5 ST $34.05 ($6.81 per ST)

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Shape: Ovals
Size: 10x14mm
Material: Bronzite
Description: Bronzite is a "weathered" hypersthene. The chemical weathering process is often caused by moisture and temperature. Bronzite exhibits irresistible little flecks of metallic schiller especially along its surfaces. The inclusions sparkle like little flecks of gold in the light. These beads are quite heavy compared to others of the exact same cut. This dark metallic stone would looks nice with both tiger eye and tiger iron. Bronzite can be found in North America, Africa, and Europe.
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Showroom Section: I
Catalog Page: 15

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