Origin: Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province
Lapis-lazuli was been known from ancient times and has always been highly prized. it is a rather rare metamorphic rock. Its main component is Lazurite and may also contain other minrals like Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite.
This little rough specimen is polished on two sides only to display the rough and smooth look of the stone.
The photos were taken in bright sunlight to bring out their best colours.
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