Lapis Lazuli Freeform


Location; Afghanistan
Size; 14cms x 7cms x 4 deep, Weight; 765gms
Ref No. 2003



Stunning Lapis Lazuli Freeform 3/4 Kilo
This  is a stunning Lapis Lazuli Freeform, one that would have pride of place in any mineral collection. With an intense midnight blue, and also the typical streaks of pyrite that occurs in this amazing mineral. An excellent example of this beautiful and sought after mineral. Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful and iconic semi-precious stone. Nearly all comes from North Eastern Afghanistan. The mines in the remote Kokcha valley have been producing Lapis Lazuli for 6000 years. The overall production from these mines accounts to over 95% of all the worlds Lapis Lazuli. From there the stone were sent on the ancient silk route to markets in Europe and North Africa.

Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic rock containing lazurite. It also frequently contains specks of calcite and iron pyrites. These specks of sparkling pyrite were traditional said to represent the stars. While the deep blue of Lapis Lazuli represented the celestial night sky. The name ‘Lapis’ derives from Latin word lapis meaning stone. While the word ‘Lazuli’ derives from the Persian word lazhward meaning blue.

Metaphysically, this is a highly protective stone that can rapidly reduce stress. A stone that can encourage creativity and also stimulate wisdom, and the desire for knowledge. This is a stone that can bond relationships in love and friendship. Healers find this stone very useful for lowering blood pressure and boosting the immune system.  It is also a stone that can help with expressing emotions and feelings.

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