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Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large
Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large
Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large
Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large
Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large

Lapis Lazuli Sphere Large

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Very good quality lapis lazuli with stand. 84 mm and weighs 1 pound 14 ounces. Beautiful 

Lapis lazuli, also known simply as "lapis," is a blue metamorphic rock that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, pigment, and ornamental material for thousands of years. High quality lapis lazuli can be a costly gem. The most desirable specimens have a rich, solid blue color and perhaps a few reflective pieces of gold pyrite.

Unlike most other gem materials, lapis lazuli is not a mineral.  Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. The blue color of lapis lazuli is mainly derived from the presence of lazurite, a blue silicate mineral of the sodalite group