This is a beautiful Lapis Lazuli crystal ball from Afghanistan. It is lovely with its ocean blue color and natural spots and rings of golden pyrite. The ball has a little divit in it about the size of a grain of rice as a natural inclusion in the stone comes to the surface. But is minor and was polished over and does not really detract from its beauty much. This can be seen in the second picture. It comes with a nice little wood stand as well.
Some characteristics and metaphysical properties of Lapis Lazuli:
Lapis, although technically a rock, is often referred to as gemstone because of its rarity and mystical blue and gold color. It is primarily found in only two places in the world, Afghanistan and Chile. The Afghanistan Lapis being prized as the more beautiful. It is made of mostly lazurite and pyrite. Pyrite giving the stone its golden specks of color.
Lapis is valued for its beauty, rarity, and positive metaphysical properties.
Considered an Aphrodisiac by the Romans and a magical stone by the Egyptians the used the rock for making carvings and jewelry.
Lapis might be regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. It can help with awareness, creativity and communication so is excellent for people who want to improve their communication or whose jobs require a lot of verbal interaction. It can be useful in overcoming insomnia, depression and aid as a protective stone.
No chips or damage
Size: 1.35" Diameter ( 3.4 cm Diameter )
Weight: 2.55 oz ( 73 gm )
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