What is Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphosed limestone that contains blue Lazurite.   It also contains Pyrite, which adds a golden sparkle, and Calcite which shows up as white flecks.  Other trace minerals may be present, too.  Lapis is Latin for stone . Both the names Lazuli and Lazurite are derived from the Persian word lazhuward   and Latin word  lazulum , Continue Reading →