Afghanistan Deep Blue Lapis Lazul Lazuli Crystal stone rock chunk mineral A5N8
by JK Silver
This is gorgeous natural Lapis Lazuli Chunk from Afghanistan. It was well polished and has lots of specks of golden pots of pyrite mineral indicate a really high quality stone used. A very nice array of interesting patterns.
Good for a decoration or paperweight.
Some characteristics and metaphysical properties of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis, although technically a rock, is often referred to as gemstone because of its rarity and mystical blue and gold color. It is primarily found in only two places in the world, Afghanistan and Chile. The Afghanistan Lapis being prized as the more beautiful. It is made of mostly lazurite and pyrite. Pyrite giving the stone its golden specks of color. Lapis is valued for its beauty, rarity, and positive metaphysical properties. Considered an Aphrodisiac by the Romans and a magical stone by the Egyptians the used the rock for making carvings and jewelry. Lapis might be regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. It can help with awareness, creativity and communication so is excellent for people who want to improve their communication or whose jobs require a lot of verbal interaction. It can be useful in overcoming insomnia, depression and aid as a protective stone.
No real chips or damage
Size: 3.2" long and 2" wide and 1.2" thick ( 8.1 cm tall and 5.1 cm wide and 3 cm thick )
Weight: 246.5 gm ( 8.69 oz )