4.4" 564g Gem Grade DarkBlue Polished LAPIS LAZULI Lazurite Afghanistan for sale

Product Code: EB0618LAPIS4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakshan Province, Afghanistan
Size 4.4" x 3.2" x 1.3"

This gem grade, 1,2 pound specimen of lapis lazuli has been polished on all sides to a brilliant gloss, showing off the dark, intense royal blue color of the material.  Tiny flecks of golden pyrite are visible in the material; this is the hallmark of the very best lapis available. Lapis lazuli is the gem variety of lazurite, and the finest found anywhere in the world comes from this locality, which has been worked for over 5,000 years, since the times of the Egyptian pharaohs. This piece will make a fine specimen or it could be cut and polished into cabachons for jewelry.