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Natural Lapis

Unlike most other gem materials, lapis lazuli is a complex aggregate of several minerals particularly hauyne, sodolite, nosean, and lazurite. The indefinite composition of the material affects it properties and the density ranges between 2.7 and 2.9. Lapis is also frequently found with inclusions of pyrite. The most famous locality for lapis is in North Eastern Afghanistan.


  • There are 16 Lapis gemstones available at Multicolour.com
  • Lapis(s) are organized in the following categories: Calibrated,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Lapis is USD 20.66 and largest Lapis weight is CTS 7.07.
  • Our cheapest Lapis is USD 1.24 and smallest Lapis weight is CTS 0.14.

Lapis Profile

Color information: Blue, greenish-blue, violet blue
Refractive Index: 1.50
Chemical Composition: A complex aggregate
Hardness: 5.5
Density: 2.7-2.9
Crystal Group: Not applicable
Ocurrence: Afganistan, Pakistan, Chile, Russia, U.S.A., Angola, Burma
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
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Lapis is tough enough to be used in many kinds of jewelry and is also often carved.

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Lapis Calibrated
Lapis Calibrated Oval Opaque
Size: 16.00 X 12.00 MM
Weight: 7.070 CTS
Shape: Oval
Clarity: Opaque
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Lapis Calibrated
Lapis Calibrated Round Opaque
Size: 5.00 X 5.00 MM
Weight: 0.640 CTS
Shape: Round
Clarity: Opaque
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