Burro Street Trading Post

Regular price $16.95

This listing is for a single (1) JUMBO Lapis Gemstone.  These are natural Crystals and Gemstones, so each stone will be unique and have variations in natural characteristics such as Size, Shape, Inclusions, and Color.

Because lapis is a rock of varying composition, its physical properties are variable. It usually occurs in crystalline limestones.  The most important sources are the mines in northeastern Afghanistan, and those near Ovalle, Chili where it is usually pale rather than deep blue. Much of the material that is sold as lapis is an artificially colored jasoer from Germany that shows colourless specks of clear, crystallized quartz and never the goldlike flecks of pyrite that are characteristic of lapis lazuli and have been compared with stars in the sky.

Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought-after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.