This is a large Lapis lazuli polished chunk from Afghanistan. It has a gorgeous deep blue color and loaded with gold pyrite specks indicating a very good quality stone used.
Some history of Lapis:
Lapis, although technically a rock, is often referred to as gemstone because of its rarity and mystical blue and gold color. It is primarily found in only two places in the world, Afghanistan and Chile. The Afghanistan Lapis being prized as the more beautiful. It is made of mostly lazurite and pyrite. Pyrite giving the stone its golden specks of color.
Lapis is valued for its beauty, rarity, and positive metaphysical properties.
Considered an Aphrodisiac by the Romans and a magical stone by the Egyptians the used the rock for making carvings and jewelry.
Lapis might be regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. It can help with awareness, creativity and communication so is excellent for people who want to improve their communication or whose jobs require a lot of verbal interaction. It can be useful in overcoming insomnia.
No chips or damage.
This will be a great decoration to anyones rock collection, or a nice desk decoration or paperweight.
Size: 2.8" long, 1.4" tall, 2.7" wide ( 2.1" long, 3.6 cm tall and 6.9 cm wide )
Weight: 11.25 oz ( 319 gm )