These genuine, untreated, natural Lapis Lazuli beads are:
Quantity: About twenty (20+) beads (about 10″ long)
Size: about 8x12mm up to 9x13mm
Shape: Step cut broad facet nugget shape
Quality: Most of the Lapis available today has been treated in some way (dyed generally) to give it a spectacular color at a very low price. These are NOT those beads. We give these a grade A-, Quality Lapis Lazuli because of the bright blue color of them, along with the solid cut & polish. At the same time, these are not the outrageous night-sky beads that I usually like to carry. These are a bit more organic, they have a mix of pyrite & calcite so there are more mottled patterns in the stones. They look like regular lapis (I’m just used to the crazy blue ones, so I’m spoiled!). What I love the most about these is the cut – I love a broad facet nugget, and these have that sharp facet that makes them look fancy for nuggets!
Lapis Lazuli is an incredibly powerful, ancient stone. It is believed to enhance the energies of love, powers, protection & healing.
You will receive one of the strands shown in the image.