Quantity: 15" strand
Length 8 mm
Width 10 mm
Height 8 mm
Weight 600 carat
Material: Lapis Lazuli
Color: blue with golden matrix
Grade: AAA Color, stabilized
Details: GENUINE, Bright, Afghan, royal BLUE Lapis Lazuli beads. All the beads show the golden pyrite Matrix which is specific to Lapis Lazuli.
. Keep in mind, they are hand cut so All the beads are slightly different. THESE NUMBERS ARE APPROXIMATIONS OF MEASUREMENTS OF A FEW BEADS some may be slightly larger or smaller. 15" strand
perfect size for all your beading projects! The hole is aprox. 1.0 mm (not guaranteed)
These are AAA quality in cut and color but they have been Stabilized for color enhancement.
About Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis Lazluli is very hard to get now because of trade sanctions with Afganistan. These come from India. Lapis lazuli is a gemstone of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like little stars. This opaque, deep blue gemstone has a grand past. It was among the first gemston to be worn as jewellery and worked on. At excavations in the ancient centres of culture around the Mediterranean, archaeologists have again and again found among the grave furnishings decorative chains and figures made of lapis lazuli Lapis lazuli is a versatile and popular gemstone which has shown extraordinary stability in the turbulent tides of fashion. No wonder, since it has fascinated both men and women for thousands of years with its fabulous colour and those golden points of light formed by pyrites.