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Magnificent 4 Arabian Blue Lapis Trapezoid Beads
Price is for 4 pieces of these lovely cut beads, they measure 18mm x 13mm x 6mm. The beads are top drilled and the hole size is 0.8mm.
The combination of royal blue and flakes of gold has made lapis very popular right now. Its quality speaks for itself making it easy for you to sell. And everyone expects jewellery made from the gemstone to be expensive, giving you an edge on price.
What Is Lapis Lazuli?
Lapis is a rock composed of multiple minerals. Its colour comes from lazurite, a blue silicate mineral of the sodalite group.
Named after Lapis, the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian for blue. Thousands of years before Christ, Egyptian and Persian royalty wore lapis as a talisman to deter danger.
In the art world it’s famous for the ultramarine blue paint used by the Grand Old Masters, like on portraits of the Virgin Mary. While other compositions have long since paled, lapis has lost nothing of its brilliance.
Lapis is mined in Afghanistan mountains, the best stones being deep blue with finely distributed golden crystals. The twinkling inclusions are not gold but pyrite, caused by iron. The blue colour comes from the sulfuric content of lazurite, and looks dull until polished.
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