This specimen of lapis looks like a planet that belongs in space with how its banding emphasizes its contrast. A perfect balance of bright blue, white, and gold sparkles. Just like many of our other polished shapes, many people love our egg carvings. There is something unique about these specimens as they are a little less common than spheres and towers.
Size: 2.5 in.
Weight: 8.2 oz
Lapis Lazuli is a stone sought after for its intense hues of blue. Lapis artifacts have been found dating as far back as 9000 years ago. In Latin, lapis translates to stone. Lazuli is derived from the Persian word "lajevard" meaning sky or heaven. During the Middle Ages, it was exported to Europe from the Middle East where it was turned into a pigment known as ultramarine. This specific shade of blue would go on to be used by many artists, especially those depicting the Virgin Mary.
Lapis Lazuli enhances honesty and communication. It increases your self-awareness and your ability to speak your mind.
Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)₈Al₆Si₆O₂₄ (S,SO)₄
Commonly found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy, Canada, and The United States.
You will receive the egg pictured. Stand not included. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.