Vintage Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Jewelry
New Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Jewelry
We have a variety of quality one of a kind vintage and new authentic lapis lazuli gemstone jewelry.
Simple to fancy, we guarantee all lapis lazuli gemstone and sterling silver jewelry is authentic in good condition.
We clean and gift box all sterling silver jewelry complimentary when purchased. Please let us know when purchasing if you would like us to clean the sterling silver jewelry.
Great as a gift or keep it for yourself!
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of Lapis Lazuli Gemstone
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. As early as the 7th millennium BCE, lapis lazuli was mined in the Sar-i Sang mines,in Shortugai, and in other mines in Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan. Lapis was highly valued by the Indus Valley Civilisation (3300–1900 BC). Lapis beads have been found at Neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.
Today, mines in northeast Afghanistan are still the major source of lapis lazuli. Important amounts are also produced from mines west of Lake Baikal in Russia, and in the Andes mountains in Chile. Smaller quantities are mined in Italy, Mongolia, the United States, and Canada