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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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1 ST $9.95 ($9.95 per ST)

2 ST $15.85 ($7.92 per ST)

5 ST $31.65 ($6.33 per ST)

10 ST $60.85 ($6.08 per ST)

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Shape: Rounds
Size: 06mm
Material: Bronzite
Description: Bronzite is a "weathered" hypersthene. The chemical "weathering" process produces a bronze like metallic sheen. Bronzite usually contains inclusions of reflective minerals. The inclusions sparkle like little flecks of gold in the light. Bronzite can be found in North America, Africa, and Europe.
Showroom Aisle: 2
Showroom Section: G
Catalog Page: NEW2010

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