Sold per 50g, these beautiful lapis lazuli chips are great for a wide assortment of projects. Each 50 gram set is bagged individually. This listing is only for the chips, it does not include the selenite moon dish, which can be bought separately.
Lapis Lazuli ranges in color from deep cobalt blue to denim that is sprinkled with gold pyrite (also known as Fools Gold). Its appearance has often been referred to as celestial, depicting the stars in the heavens. It has been used in jewelry making since the beginnings of humanity and is seen as a stone reserved for royalty. Many of Egypt's pharaohs were laid to rest in golden sarcophagi adorned with this sacred gem. It was popular in Europe, where it was ground into a fine powder that become ultramarine blue. It was favored by many notable artists. Lapis is known as a stone of truth, knowledge, and luck.
Mohs scale: 5.5-6
Locality of lapis lazuli: Afghanistan, Chile, and Russia are the main sources of lapis, though it can also be found in smaller deposits in Pakistan, Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada.