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5 carat Italian Lapis Lazuli Cabochon - Colonial Gems

5 carat Italian Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

$ 25.00 $ 45.00

5 carat Italian Lapis Lazuli Cabochon 14x 10 mm Oval   
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Product description: This opaque, deep blue gemstone has a grand past. It was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewellery and worked on.  At excavations in the ancient centres of culture around the Mediterranean, archaeologists have again and again found among the grave furnishings decorative chains and figures made of lapis lazuli – clear indications that the deep blue stone was already popular thousands of years ago among the people of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. This parcel of Lapis came from an ancient mine in southern Italy first mined by the Romans. 

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