9.8" Giant, Polished Lapis Lazuli Sphere - Pakistan

This is a gargantuan, 9.8" wide, polished lapis lazuli sphere with streaks of sparkling pyrite running through it. The vibrant blue stone was mined from Northern Pakistan. The quality of the polish work on this sphere is excellent, but being that it's hand-polished, its not perfectly round.

Comes with the pictured acrylic display stand.

Lapis lazuli is unlike most other gem materials because it is not a mineral. Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. The blue color of lapis lazuli is mainly derived from the presence of lazurite. To be called "lapis lazuli," a rock must have a distinctly blue color and contain at least 25% blue lazurite. Pyrite usually occurs in lapis lazuli as tiny, randomly spaced grains with a contrasting gold color.

FOR SALE
$1,695 $1,150
DETAILS
SPECIES
Lapis Lazuli
LOCATION
Northern Pakistan
SIZE
Size: 9.8" diameter, Weight: 57 lbs
CATEGORY
ITEM
#232329