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Hand Crafted stunning genuine Lapis Lazuli Gemstone bowel decorated from Afghanistan. It’s a pice of art, and this stunning bowel is a visual delight and a piece of treasure in itself.
“LAPIS LAZULI HAND CARVED
Genuine Lapis Lazuli – 100% natural
Origin: Badakhshan Afghanistan
*Diameter of this bowl is 16X6 Cm
WEIGHT: 450 Grams
**This bowl has been hand made Pieces put together using Mosaic technic, and is very unique. There is no second bowel the same as this one.
THIS IS A PATCHWORK PUT TOGETHER WITH HIGHLY CRAFTSMANSHIP SKILL.Lapis Lazuli is an incredibly rare gemstone. Its complicated chemical makeup requires ideal geological conditions for formation. Thus, lapis lazuli is mostly found in Afghanistan and Chile. Only these mines produce commercial-grade lapis lazuli.
Lake Baikal in Russia and Baffin Island in Canada also include areas of smaller, lower-quality lapis lazuli, but it’s too poor to use in manufacturing. Geologists have not verified other lapis lazuli sites. Blue stones are not lapis lazuli.
The Hindukush mountain range borders the northern Afghan deposit, Sar-E-Sang. 4,000 metres high. Lapis lazuli was mined there for almost 7,000 years. The mountaintop mine is snow-covered and hot in summer. Wolves live in the sparsely populated area. Political insecurity in Afghanistan has reduced lapis lazuli exports from this region.
Both lapis types are high-quality, yet they differ. Afghan lapis lazuli has a deep blue tint with gold specks but few white or grey streaks like Chilean lapis. Because it has more blue-violet lazurite to compensate for other minerals like calcite, Afghan lapis is sometimes softly violet.
Pyrite, calcite, and other chemicals do not influence stone clarity. Chemical impurities make the stone beautiful.
Golden pyrite flakes evoke a starry night sky, while white veins make the stone look playful or like wisps of cloud striping the sky. Lapis lazuli can resist these minor chemical changes, but its composition is so complicated that it is unlikely to occur anyplace else. It’s a rare semi-precious stone.
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