LAPIS LAZULI FROM AFGHANISTAN 4.6CTS [S1871]

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Dimensions (mm) not provided
Weight (carats) 5 carats
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Lapis Lazuli

Quality high domed stone ready for setting

 

Source Afghanistan

Natural stone 

Oval high dome  

 

Mohs scale 5 to 5.5

Weight  4.6 CTS APPROX

Size 14 x 9 x4.5  MM APPROX.

There is some reflection from the light as the stone is well polished

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. Often, inferior lapis is dyed to improve its color, but this is often a very dark blue with a noticeable grey cast.

AS WITH ALL OUR STOCK YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND  IF NOT PLEASED PROVIDED IT IS NOT TOUCHED IN ANY WAY.

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Auction ID 46090
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Starts 2nd Dec 2016 11:02pm PST
Ends 5th Dec 2016 11:00pm PST

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