LAPIS LAZULI ROCK
A lovely chunk of natural, polished Lapis Lazuli Rock to grace your space. This stone is deep blue in colour with the characteristic Pyrite and Calcite inclusions. This lovely piece stands upright on different angles for display and is a good size to hold in the hand. Lapis Lazuli has been in vogue for over 5000 years. Style is always in fashion. We source our Lapis Lazuli directly from Afghanistan, just like the the great Pharaohs of Egypt did many moons ago.
10.5cm x 4cm x 4.2cm, 418g.
Lazurite Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2
Lapis lazuli or ‘lapis’ for short is mostly lazurite but commonly contains pyrite and calcite and some other minerals. The name means “blue rock” and is always a brilliant blue with violet or greenish tints. The rich blue color is due to the sulfur that is inherent in the structure of lazurite. Small crystals of pyrite are always present in lapis and their brassy yellow color is both attractive and diagnostic in distinguishing lapis from its also blue cousin Sodalite, which lacks pyrite.