Lapis Lazuli

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    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,
    Countries of Origin: Chile, Russia, Afghanistan