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  • Lapis Lazuli – Lapis for short

    The name Lapis comes for the Persian word ‘Lazur’ meaning ‘blue stone’. Lapis is a deep blue metamorphic rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite.  It is an opaque predominantly blue stone, and is contains inclusions of white calcite and pyrite.  It is a rich medium to royal blue with gold flecks (pyrite). Lazurite is what gives lapis its blue color. …

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