AFGAN LAPIS LAZULI, STONE OF AZURE
" STONE OF AZURE"
Lapis lazuli, also known as just lapis, is a stone with one of the longest traditions of being considered a gem, with a history stretching back to 7000 BC in Mehrgarh of Indian subcontinent, situated in modern day Afghanistan, Pakistan. Deep blue in color and opaque, this gemstone was highly prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as can be seen by its prominent use in many of the treasures recovered from pharaonic tombs. It is still extremely popular today. Lapis is a rock and not a mineral because it is made up from various other minerals.
THESE ARE THREE NICE PIECES OF RAW AFGHAN LAPIS. I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT STONES BUT I DO KNOW THEY WOULD MAKE NICE HOME DECOR PIECES OR THEY WOULD BE A GOOD LAPIDARY ITEM TO CUT INTO SMALLER PIECES TO MAKING PRECIOUS JEWELRY. THEY AVERAGE ABOUT 2.75" WIDE, 1.25" THICK.
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