Lapislazuli

A gemstone so vibrant it was once ground up and used to tint only the finest focal points in Renaissance paintings, lapis lazuli is a rich deep blue semi-precious gemstone daubed with golden pyrite freckles. Much loved not just in painting and semi-precious jewellery, lapis lazuli has also been used to create ornaments and even decorate ancient Egyptian tombs and statues. Perfect for carving, Gemondo’s lapis lazuli gemstones are cut en cabochon into smooth rounded shapes or checkerboard cut to glisten in motion.

Countries of Origin: Chile, Russia, Afghanistan