Lapis Lazuli Introduction

A gift of mother earth, a dark blue colored stone with golden flakes is the perfect definition of Lapis Lazuli. This is a Latin word which stands for “blue stone”. Use of this stone in jewelry, decoration, art and healing is not new. Egyptians artist used it in their art on walls a long time ago. Turquoise is used as a best combination with this stone in jewelry.

Since the start, Afghanistan has been a big source for this stone, the oldest mines are located in the western Hindu-Kush Mountains in Afghanistan. India, Italy, Burma, Pakistan, Canada, in America and a few other countries have been sources for raw material of lapis lazuli but still the quality of rough from Afghanistan is the most fabulous and famous. “The Owl” approx 1 kg piece of rough in top color of lapis is very famous.

Demand of lapis has been consistent for many years and a lot of material is available in different mines but top quality Afghani mines material is high in demand and availability is low so prices are hiking 3-4 times for Afghan Lapis because of that.

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How miners risk their lives to take out the Lapis Lazuli rough material.

To get every finest thing in the world, it is difficult. In the same way mining of the top notch material from mines in  Afghanistan is difficult. The ways to those mines are narrow, uneven and hot. Miners use dynamite in order to disconcert the rough from the cave and this is quite risky for life and sometimes also damages the rough material. Nili, Sabzi and Asmani are classifications for material which is found in Afghani Lapis mines.

Why you should choose us as your supplier of Lapis Cbochons and other cuttings
Here, at Navneet Gems and Minerals, you can buy Lapis Lazuli at wholesale prices. We are one of the biggest suppliers of Lapis Lazuli. This gemstone is mainly mined in Afghanistan and Egypt, Rome, Russia, Siberia, Angola, Argentina, Burma, Pakistan, Canada, India, USA, etc. We import it directly from the source and finish it in our own manufacturing units in India and Thailand. Contact us at info@navneetgems.com if you are looking for a supplier of Lapis Lazuli at wholesale prices or any other of our Precious or our Semi Precious Gemstones at wholesale then just let us know about your requirements. We will reply to you promptly.

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If you buy Lapis Lazuli from us, then you can save 30-50% of your money because we sell them at the lowest price in the market. Navneet Gems and Minerals is one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli is an attractive blue color gemstone which is generally used in the making of jewelry, carvings, boxes, mosaics, ornaments and vases. This gemstone is available in ready stock in almost every shape. We also offer to our customers to customize their own desired shapes, and our expert craftsmen will manufacture your desired design.

How to Judge the Best Quality Lapis Gemstones

 If we talk in depth about chemical composition of this ancient gem, it is a combination of calcite, lazurite and pyrite minerals and a small amount of diopside, feldspar and mica.  The amount of calcite, pyrite and other minerals always is different in different pieces of rough and that percentage decides the quality. For example if any piece of rough has more white calcite and the color is pale then it will be low quality. Complete blue with slight violet tone with no white calcite is said to be the best color of this gem. Sometimes our buyers get confused about the visibility of golden pyrites or flecks, is it good or not? Well if golden pyrite comes with white calcite then it diminishes the beauty of gemstone and price for this quality will be lower. In the case of golden pyrite coming with royal violetish blue color (top quality) then it increases the value of the stone.

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Source all Lapis Cabs, Faceted and Rose Cut stones straight from manufacturing – Cabochons and decorative items are regularly used all around the world. It is a very low priced stone so it is mainly used in silver jewelries. Small sizes like 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm with turquoise (sleeping beauty) is widely used in different designs.

Astrology, Healing Properties, Benefits and Beliefs
There are different uses and histories of use behind the Lapis stone. Some people have used it for purposes such as healing since ancient times and for other Lapis Lazuli Benefits. It is one of the best stones to keep evil spirits and negativity away from you. Sapphire and Lapis, both blue stones are ‘birthstones for September’. When you read the history of lapis you will learn that Egyptians used it in powder form to use in cosmetics. Renaissance painters used it to make “ultramarine” blue (an expensive pigment). Over 3,500 years ago, the mining of lapis was under the control of emperors and everyone needed their permission before mining. A long time ago many ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Afghanistan, Greece and Rome , valued this stone like Sapphire.

The Jewelry and Gemstones Market and demand of Loose Lapis stones
People from different nations are using Lapis in big sizes rings (Cocktail rings), brooch, bracelets, for big necklaces and many decorative items and selling them all around world. Lapis’ low prices, good hardness, its elegant appearance and color makes this stone a high demand gem. China, the United States, Europe, the Middle East and some other countries are the biggest markets of Lapis cabochons and faceted stones.

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Contact us for Lapis Cabochons and Faceted Stones
Lapis Lazuli Free Size cabochons are very popular and used in different kinds of jewelry. We are producing 15 to 25 kgs every fifteen days for our customers. As informed above, the top quality rough of Lapis comes from Afghanistan. Lapis Lazuli is cut in different shapes and sizes in cabochon cutting and faceted cutting is hardly done on Lapis. Big size Lapis gemstone is used in rings, bracelets and necklaces. Its use is not only limited to jewelry but also used in carvings, vases and other fancy items. Simply send us an inquiry on our email which is mentioned on the Contact Us page or send by inquiry form there, and we will reply you back promptly.

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