Long Strand 240+ Blue Lapis Lazuli 5-8mm Dyed Chip Beads GS3196
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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.
|Hole Style||Fully Drilled|
|Drill Hole Orientation||Across the Middle|
|Cut Type||Machine Cut|