BULK BUY: Lapis Lazuli Faceted Nugget Beads 7x9-7x10mm Blue 5 Strands x 7 Beads Dyed Handcut BB-SR1395
Lapis Lazuli is a mixture of Calcite, Lazurite and specks of Pyrite. Dubbed the "Sapphire" of classical times, it has always been a popular stone on account of its deep blue colour. In Roman times, Lapis Lazuli was considered a powerful aphrodisiac while Lapis powder was used extensively by Roman, Persian and Chinese women to paint their eyebrows. Lapis beads have been found at neolithic burial sites and was also used in the funeral mask of Tutankhamun. Lapis is typically found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chile, Russia and China.
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