Lapis Lazuli Polished Stone Sphere
This lovely high grade stone sphere of Lapis Lazuli is natural-not dyed- and it is 2.5 inches or 64 mm in diameter.
Beautiful bright royal blue Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan! The name is a compound of "lapis", the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "azul", meaning blue.
For many people all over the world Lapis Lazuli is considered a stone of truth and friendship. The blue stone is said to bring about harmony in relationships.
The ancient Egyptians used Lapis in scarabs, beads, pendants, and other jewelry as far back as 3100 B.C. Lapis was also a stone of royalty in ancient Sumer and was treasured in China at least 2500 years ago. Catherine the great decorated a room in her palace with Lapis walls, fireplaces, doors, and mirror frames.
Buddhist believe Lapis brings inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts. In Europe Lapis is thought to cure various illnesses and to be an antidote for snakebite.
Lapis Lazuli is an opaque stone consisting mainly of Diopside and Lasurite. It was created millions of years ago in the course of metamorphosis process turning chalk into marble stone.
When unpolished, Lapis Lazuli seems dull and dark blue, often with golden inclusions (Pyrite) and whitish veins from marble.
Metaphysical Properties of Lapis: Lapis Lazuli helps one move one's consciousness beyond the mundane and to identify habits, patterns and lessons one may have difficulty perceiving consciously.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.