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Large 254.3 g Lapis lazuli natural gemstone

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$452.00 USD
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$452.00 USD
Large 254.3 g Lapis lazuli natural gemstone
Dimensions 105.82 mm x 36.39 mm
weight 254.3 g
great collectable gift idea

 

Lapis lazuli is a gemstone of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like little stars.

This opaque, deep blue gemstone has a grand past. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewellery and worked on. At excavations in the ancient centres of the culture around the Mediterranean, archaeologists have again and again found among the grave furnishings decorative chains and figures made of lapis lazuli – clear indications that the deep blue stone was already popular thousands of years ago among the people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.