4ST409-CF: Lapis Faceted Coin 4mm - 15 Pieces
These diamond-cut coins have sharp, clean facets and extra faceted surface area for maximum sparkle. The unique "checkerboard" cut adds extra ways for light to play. These beads have larger-than-average holes and accommodate wire thickness up to 20 gauge. Lapis is a semi-precious stone and one of the most sought after throughout history. It is highly regarded for its beautiful blue color flecked with gold inclusions of pyrite, and was prized in ancient times for the ultramarine dye derived from it. This dye was said to create Michelangeloäó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢ŒåŒÂäš_í_s favorite shade of blue. It is one of the worldäó_íæí_ŒåŒ¢äš_í‹äš_í__äó_íæí_äš_í¢ŒåŒÂäš_í_s oldest known stones, mined since 4000 BCE, originally from the Lapis-Lazuli mine in Afghanistan.