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Untreated Lapis Lazuli 57.66

untreated rectangular fancy shape lapis from pakistan
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57.66 Carat (hold)
Milky Way in Deep Blue



- Identification: Natural Unheated & Untreated Lapis Lazuli
- Carat: 57.66
- Shape: Cabochon
- Measures: 32.03x21.50x7.60 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Excellent
- Tone: Medium Dark 75
- Color Zoning / Texture: Smooth surface with golden pyrite stars
- Clarity: Opaque
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
  - Finish: Very Good
  - Depth: n.a.
- Origin: Pakistan

Treatment: None

Certificate No: DSEF LL 080001

Overall Grade: Very Good

Comment: While I have worked with lapis in jewelry projects, this is the first piece we have taken into our regular stock, mostly because I fell for the golden stars glittering on the as-deep-as-imaginable sky blue; the milky-way shows thanks to a surface with sprinkling of pyrite, a.k.a. 'fool's gold'. See close-ups below, from almost the same zoom spot, but different camera's angle, showing only pure blue, and then, a little moved, sparkling with its own star signs. As the DSEF report shows (XX0001 means it's the first of its kind tested there), this is all-natural, untreated lapis lazuli, the real deal, one of the oldest gemstones on human record. Not dyed, not heated, not surface treated, nor chemically enhanced; such would not pass the world's most diligent treatment-testing at DSEF (next to AGL). During the middle ages, lapis was the most valuable (and only) source of ultra-marine color-concoctions used by the famous artists of the time. Pendant size or bracelet in watch-stile. For the spiritual-minded, lapis lazuli is said to help with many bodily and mental sufferings when worn with skin contact, as we could design in both, pendant and bracelet. For the beauty-minded, but not excluding the spiritual, the hue is on a par with many sapphires though with its own character, plus wide spaces and milky way. 


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