Description: Lapis 13mm x 18mm Rectangle
Beads 9pcs approxSize:
13mm X 18mmShape:
Strand (approx 9 pcs)
What Is Lapis?
Top quality lapis is a strong blue,sometimes with a hint of violet. The value of lapis decreases with the presence of white patches (calcite),but small veins of pyrite can increase the value (presence of pyrite is often a personal preference).
The finest Lapis comes from Afghanistan where it has been mined for centuries. It is also found in Siberia, Chile, the U.S., Pakistan, and Canada.