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LAPIS LAZULI GEMSTONE

Lapis lazuli, also known as just lapis, is a stone with one of the longest traditions of being considered a gem, with a history stretching back to 5000 BC. Deep blue in color and opaque, this gemstone was highly prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.   It is still extremely popular today. Taken as a whole, lapis lazuli means stone of azure. The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a feldspathoid silicate mineral composed of sodium, aluminium, silicon, oxygen, sulfur, and chlorine. Most lapis also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue) and pyrite (yellow). 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 too much calcite or pyrite are not as valuable. Patches of pyrite are an important help in identifying lapis as genuine and do not detract from its value. Often, inferior lapis is dyed to improve its color, but these are often a very dark blue with a noticeable grey cast. The finest lapis comes from the Badakshan area of Afghanistan. In addition to the Afghan deposits, lapis has been found in the Andes near Ovalle, Chile, where it is usually pale rather than deep blue. Other less important sources are the Lake Baikal region of Russia, Siberia, Angola, Burma, Pakistan, USA (California and Colorado) and Canada   To view our loose lapis gemstones, click here.On this page, we feature some of our finished lapis lazuli jewelry.  Keep in mind that we can mount any of our loose lapis lazuli gemstones in jewelry of your choice.

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LAPIS LAZULI JEWELRY

ITEM # MOUNTING GRAM WT. GEM SIZE
& SHAPE
CARAT WT. PRICE PICTURE

1401R

(top view)

14 karat yellow & white gold gents ring, size #11  11.5 grams  8x8mm square lapis cabochon +(12) round diamonds 
1.14 ct. lapis
.12ct. diamonds
SOLD  lapis ring

1402R

(side view)

18 karat yellow gold ring, size #11 1/2
(hand engraved shank)
17.2 grams
13x11.5mm lapis inlay
n/a
SOLD lapis ring
1401P
Sterling Silver cap & bail on pendant
2.4 grams
22x8mm teardrop lapis
9.0 cts. +/-
$32.95

lapis pendant
1402P
Gold plated eye & bail on carved heart pendant
3.5 grams
19x20mm carved lapis heart
15.0 cts. +/-
$28.95

lapis pendant
1403P
Freeform pendant with sterling silver bezel & bail
7.4 grams
23x23x11mm freeform cabochon
25+ cts.
$46.95

lapis pendant
1404P
Sterling Silver Lapis pendant
5.5 grams
24x24mm trillion lapis cabochon
20+ cts.
$46.95

 lapis pendant
1405P
Sterling Silver wrapped Pendant
3.3 grams
5x6x30mm lapis "crystal"
n/a
$31.95

lapis pendant
1406P
10 karat yellow gold
antique lingerie pin (spring loaded)
3.3 grams
17x12mm oval Lapis Cabochon
n/a
$27.95

lapis lingerie pin
1404R
10 karat yellow gold ring, size #12
(estate)
5.3 grams
12x10mm oval lapis cabochon plus (10) accent diamonds
n/a
$148.95

lapis ring
1405R Sterling Silver Ring, size #7 2.51 grams 9x7mm oval lapis cabochon n/a $23.95

silver lapis ring

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