Description: Lapis 16mm Faceted Square Beads 11pcs approx
Size: 16mm X 16mm
Shape: Faceted Square
Packaging: Strand (approx 11 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.