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LAPIS LAZULI FLOWERS
This is a parcel of four natural untreated stones from Afghanistan that have been carved in to flowers.Well polished.
Drilled through the stone
Mohs scale 5 to 5.5
Weight 16.00 CTS App
Size 15 x 3 MM App
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.
I am 110% satisfied. Beautiful, deep blue color, very translucent & crystalline specimen. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend to other buyers.
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