This is a beautiful Lapis Lazuli crystal ball from Afghanistan. A lovely ocean blue color with golden pyrite specks indicating a high quality Lapis stone was used. There are a few white lines along the surface that are common natural inclusions in the stone. One of them slightly divits the surface, it is minor though. The ball comes with a nice little wood stand.
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: 1.4" Diameter ( 3.6 cm )
Weight: 60 gm (2.1 oz )
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