61.63 CTS LAPIS LAZULI ROUGH-AFGHANISTAN F4384

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QUALITY ROUGH

LAPIS ROUGH

This is a piece of natural untreated lapis from Afghanistan which will cut a stone or carving.Some pyrite is showing in this specimen.Strong royal blue natural colour.

Weight 61.63 cts

Size 37 x 22 x 12 mm app


The photo has been taken with the stone wet

Lapis lazuli has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for 6,500 years.

The finest color is intense blue, lightly dusted with small flecks of golden pyrite. There should be no white calcite veins and the pyrite inclusions should be small. Stones that contain much calcite at all or too much pyrite are not as valuable. Patches of pyrite are an important help in identifying the stone as genuine and do not detract from its value.

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$28.00 brewcutter
2nd Aug 2017 10:34pm PDT
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Pricing & Details

Bid Increment $1.00
Starting Bid $28.00
Auction ID 390765
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Starts 31st Jul 2017 5:02pm PDT
Ends 2nd Aug 2017 10:34pm PDT

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