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Item #1906CAB

Lapis Lazuli gemstone cabochon.
This is a beautiful gemstone with silver pyrite inclusions. This stone is from Afghanistan where
Lapis lazuli is prized for itís intense blue color. It has been mined in Afghanistan for over 6,000 years. Formed from more than one mineral with the main component of lazurite.  Most lapis lazuli also contains white calcite, blue sodalite and pyrite. The finest color is intense blue, lightly dusted with small flecks of golden pyrite. Patches of pyrite help in identifying the stone as genuine and do not detract from its value. In addition to the Afghan deposits, lapis has been extracted for years in the Andes, where the deep blue stones rival the quality of those from Afghanistan.

Measures 42 mm x 20 mm x 7 mm. 
Approximately 1-5/8" x 3/4" x 1/4".

$72 Handcrafted in USA