1 LAPIS LAZULI – Gems stone
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LAPIS LAZULI

LAPIS LAZULI
COLOUR : Bright blue with gold speckles
COMPOSITION :LiAI[Si2O6] +Ca,Mg,Mn,Na
CRYSTAL STRUCTURE : Triclinic
HARDNESS :5-6specific gravity :2.4
LUSTER:Vitreous ,greasy,dull
TRANSPARENCY : Translucent to opaque
METAPHYSICAL :Understanding ,intuition ,happiness,bonding ,idealism,inspiration ,wisdom,protection
OTHER:Legendary stone ,holy references back to 5000 BC

Lapis lazuli is a blue rock made up of several different minerals, including lazurite ,sodilite ,hauyne ,calcite ,and pyrite . The composition and colour of lapis lazuli varies ,but it is the intense dark blue ,with minor patches of white calcite and brassy yellow pyrite , that is considered to be the best quality .
OCCURRENCE : Lapis lazuli is usually found as boulders or within limestones .The best quality lapis lazuli is from Afghanistan ,and has been used in many fsamous pieces ,including the mask of Tutankhamun.Argentinian lapis lazuli is also of a high quality .A pale blue variety occurs in the former USSRand in chile .LapisLazuli from the USA in a darker shade of blue; Canadian specimens are lighter bluev.
REMARK: Lapis lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will protect the wearer from evil .It has been imitated by stained jasper ,and by paste with inclusions of copper . Imitation lapis lazuli is also produced by pierre Gilson in france and has a very similar composition to natural lapis lazuli .