Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful semi-precious gemstone that features indigo-blue Lazurite, golden Pyrite and Calcite. The deep-blue coloring is from Lazurite, the metallic gold sparkles are from Pyrite, and the white veining is from Calcite. Lapis Lazuli (or Lapis for short) is formed from Metamorphic processes, and has been prized for its intense deep-blue color and use as a semi-precious stone since antiquity. This piece is a stunning, exceptionally large and beautiful polished slab of top grade Lapis from Afghanistan. It displays the desirable rich deep-blue color and would appeal to mineral collectors, lapidists and decorators alike. Stands on its own. Simply amazing!
Size: 15.5 x 8 x 27 cm