Snail Lapis Lazuli Carved Stone Animal Carving Blue Rock Afghanistan #37
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Snail Lapis Lazuli Carved Stone Animal Carving Blue Rock Afghanistan #37:
Snail Stone Animal Carving
This hand carvedLapis Lazuli snail is3 inches long by1 inch wide and 1.25 inch thick. The base is3.25 inches by 1.75 inches and the whole piece is about1.75 inches tall.
Beautiful bright royal blue Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan! The name is a compound of "lapis", the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "azul", meaning blue.
For many people all over the world Lapis Lazuli is considered a stone of truth and friendship. The blue stone is said to bring about harmony in relationships. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis in scarabs, beads, pendants, and other jewelry as far back as 3100 B.C. Lapis was also a stone of royalty in ancient Sumer and was treasured in China at least 2500 years ago. Catherine the great decorated a room in her palace with Lapis walls, fireplaces, doors, and mirror frames.
Buddhist beliefs recommend Lapis as a stone to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts.
Lapis Lazuli is an opaque stone consisting mainly of Diopside and Lasurite. It was created millions of years ago in the course of metamorphosis process turning chalk into marble stone. When unpolished, Lapis Lazuli seems dull and dark blue, often with golden inclusions (Pyrite) and whitish veins from marble.
Metaphysical Properties: Lapis Lazuli helps one move one's consciousness beyond the mundane and to identify habits, patterns and lessons one may have difficulty perceiving consciously.
Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and some other items I ship for free. On all others I charge actual shipping and will combine shipping when you pay for all your items at the same time. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!!
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.