Lapis Lazuli

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 that stands for “blue stone”. The use of this stone in jewelry, decoration, art, and healing is not new. Egyptian artists used it in their art on walls a long time ago. Turquoise is used as the 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, 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 the top color of lapis is very famous.

Demand for 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.

Lapis Lazuli Cabs
                         Lapis Lazuli Cabs

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

To get every finest thing in the world 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 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 that is found in Afghani Lapis mines.

Why you should choose us as your supplier of Lapis Cabochons 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, the 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.

Lapis Lazuli Cabs
Wholesale Lapis Lazuli Cabs

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 that 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 the 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 a 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 the 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.

Lapis Lazuli Navneet Gems
Lapis Lazuli Navneet Gems

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 jewelry. Small sizes like 1.5mm, 2mm, and 3mm with turquoise (sleeping beauty) are 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 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, big necklaces, and many decorative items and selling them all around the world. Lapis’ low prices, good hardness, elegant appearance, and color make 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.

Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli Loose cabochons

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 to you back promptly.

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