Lapis Lazuli Cabochon
Lapis Lazuli Cabochon is a blue semi precious cabochon that almost everytime will be found in Cabochon form and is loved accross the globe for its color and features.
Wholesale Supplier of Lapis Lazuli Cabochons -
Lapis is an opaque gemstone which comes in blue color with slight golden and white matrix. It’s one type of mineral with unique chemical composition and crystal structure. It is mined in Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than 6,000 years. It is one of most abundant material which is found in large quantity. Big sizes lapis stones are not rare like other stones, you can easily find big size (in kgs) lapis. Lapis is popular gem material for beads, cabochons and carvings. Aghan lapis is always known for top quality material with no matrix and white veining.
Lapis Lazuli is said to be a symbol of royalty and honor because of its royal blue color. Not only women but also men wear this stone in rings and bracelets. Etymology of name of this stone comes from Persian lazhuward, “blue”. It is a natural combination of Lazurite, Calcite, Pyrite and Sodalite. Egyptian mines are the oldest mines of lapis lazuli since 4000 B.C and still material is available there. A mine in Afghanistan known as “Bactria” is famous for top quality material. Many kings used this stone in their breastplates and crowns. Lapis was used in garments and crowns of ancient kings and queens (God men of that time).
Quality factors in lapis cabochons -
It is not difficult to judge a quality of lapis like ruby, sapphire and emerald. There are simple parameters to judge a quality of this stone -
1. Color – Color of a top quality material should be consistent navy blue with slight violet tone (Consistent color all over the gem), the more vibrant violetish blue is color, more high in prices.
2. Say “No” to white calcite – White veining, golden matrix is found in low to medium grade lapis but in top quality you will not see white calcite.
Low grade lapis sometimes also referred as “denim lapis”. More importantly, make sure you are buying natural stone because many fake suppliers are supplying dyed lapis which comes in top quality of natural (Very good color and no matrix). You can make a simple test to make sure that you are buying natural stuff. Take a piece of cotton and dip into acetone, HCl or alcohol and rub it over stone, if color comes off then it is dyed one. These are the below photos of the different qualities of Lapis Lazuli Cabochons that are quite a hit these days.
Prices of Lapis Lazuli Cabochons -
Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone that we make ourselves in house and that is why we are able to make really good quality and sometimes a different quality but at fantastic prices, we import the rough ourselves from diffrent parts of the country and then according to our customers needs the prices may vary. The dyed lapis lazuli starts at 0.20$/carat and upto 0.40$/carat depending on many factors. Where as Natural Lapis there really is no point in commiting to a price because there are so any different types of qualities in the Lapis because of the color and spots it has.
Buy Natural lapis cabs in small to big sizes from us-
We have been manufacturing all small to big sizes natural lapis cabochons in different shapes. Most of our customers are from the United States, Europe and Australia. Medium to high quality is running in market. Mostly 2mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm rounds and 6x4, 8x6, 10x8 ovals are regular sizes and shapes, we also make cushions, hearts and other shapes as well. We make this in both high dome and low dome cabs as per your designs need because sometimes designers use low dome or sometimes high dome to stand out so we complete your all requirements. Other alternated of lapis are chalcedony and sodalite which we have been also manufacturing.
Lapis Lazuli Mines/Origin -
Lapis Lazuli comes natural from Brazil and we cheifly import them straight from our rough sources and that is how we are able to economies of scale as we import alot of different semi precious cabochons from there all together. The sizes generally come in 1 gram - 2 gram rough, and 2 gram - 5 gram rough, upto 5 gram to 9 gram and above 9 grams. We import these four different sizez of Lapis Lazuli rough in porportions equally but most common is the 9 gram plsu rough as we make alot of big sized orders.
You can contact us at email@example.com to tell us about your requirements and you will get reply within 12 hrs. If you have any doubts in your mind then write to us and we will solve it at our best.
Lapis Lazuli Cabochons Astrology -
Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone of a friendship and truth. It facilitates in deep mediation and can be used to journey back into the past lives. Lapis Lazuli Cabochons helps its natives by safeguarding them from the negative impacts of planet Saturn. It is recommended stone for the persons suffering from severe migraine, brain and nervous system disorders. Lapis Lazuli also helps in curing the diseases related to eyes also. Some astrologers also believe that power of this stone leads happy martial relationships. Moreover, Lapis Lazuli keeps away depression and negative thinking from its native. It is said that lapis lazuli is best to wear to get rid of evil spirits and give you positivity. If you born in September then you are lucky enough because this beautiful stone Is birthstone for September. History tells us everything and its true when you will see how ancient civilization of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Afghanistan and others used this stone as healing and keep themselves away from negativity.