Lapis Lazuli 13x18mm Rectangle Beads
These beads are “A/B” grade beads having a strong colour, showing little or no calcite and an attractive sprinkling of pyrite. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.
We have classified these as "A/B" as they were "A" grade but with a colour wax finish which we have removed with acetone.
Lapis Lazuli is a rock type containing primarily Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. Lapis is Latin for “stone”, Lazuli is derived from the Persian word “lazhuward” and latin word “lazulum” meaning blue or heaven. Mentioned in 2650 BC in the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblican book of Exodus. Ancient Egyptians used it extensively in religious ceremonies and Lapis items were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Lapis is said to enhance one’s awareness, insight and intellect. Brings peace and self acceptance. These beads are either “A” grade beads having a strong colour, showing little or no calcite and attractive sprinkling of pyrite, or “A/B” grade. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.