This Lapis lazuli cutting rough is old stock from the ancient mines of Afghanistan! The finest AAA grade gemstone quality!
Lapis lazuli or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color. As early as the 7th millennium BC, lapis lazuli was mined in the Sar-i Sang mines, in Shortugai, and in other mines in Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan. This is top AAA grade cutting rough. It will produce fine cabochons that will take a fantastic polish. This is as good as it gets!
Metaphysical Properties- 6th chakra (third eye) Changes negative views of reality to positive views. Cleanses the mental body while releasing old karmic patterns. Lapis facilitates deep meditation and can be used to journey back into past lives. Lapis Lazuli is a very spiritual stone, which can also be used in ceremonies. It allows this spiritual energy to be absorbed into your aura. When working with Lapis, please keep in mind that it is a very deeply acting stone, some people have felt dizzy or overwhelmed by its energy. Use this stone with honor and respect.