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Lapis Lazuli Beads

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2.5mm Lapis Lazuli Round Black Gold Dangling Chain 85 beads - The Bead Traders
3mm Lapis Lazuli Round Silver Dangling Chain 85 beads - The Bead Traders
2.7mm Lapis Lazuli Round Gold Dangling Chain 85 beads - The Bead Traders
15x10mm Lapis Lazuli Lanterns 15 inch 25 beads - The Bead Traders
5mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Tubes 15 inch 140 beads - The Bead Traders
13x5mm Matte Lapis Lazuli Rectangles 16 inch 27 beads - The Bead Traders
10mm Matte Lapis Lazuli Heishis 15 inch 53 beads - The Bead Traders
8mm Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rondelles 15 inch 80 beads - The Bead Traders
4mm Lapis Lazuli Microfaceted Cubes 12 inch 75 beads - The Bead Traders
4mm Lapis Lazuli Checkerboard Microfaceted Coins 12 inch 80 pieces - The Bead Traders
29x15mm Silver Leafed Lapis Lazuli Marquise Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
29x15mm Gold Leafed Lapis Lazuli Marquise Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
10x8mm Lapis Lazuli Faceted Nuggets 14 inch 27 beads - The Bead Traders
39x11mm Silver Leafed Lapis Lazui Pear Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
28x6mm Silver Leafed Lapis Lazui Teardrop Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
28x6mm Gold Leafed Lapis Lazui Teardrop Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
35x5mm Gold Leafed Lapis Lazui Teardrop Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
Gold Leafed Lapis Lazui Focals - Lot of 4 - The Bead Traders
Gold Leafed Lapis Lazuli Natural Crystal Pendant 1 Piece - The Bead Traders
5mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Tubes 15 inch 100 pieces - The Bead Traders
16mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Squares 15 inch 25 pieces - The Bead Traders
12x6mm Lapis Lazuli Large Rice Beads 15 inch 31 pieces - The Bead Traders
6mm Natural Lapis Lazuli Top-Drilled Pillows 7 inch 50 beads - The Bead Traders
6-8mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Rondelles 16 inch 90 beads - The Bead Traders
Lapis Lazuli Faceted Tubes 16 inch 31 beads - The Bead Traders
4.5mm Lapis Lazuli Microfaceted Cubes 15 inch 85 beads - The Bead Traders
2.5mm Lapis Lazuli Microfaceted Rounds 12 inch 130 beads - The Bead Traders
35x23mm Lapis Lazuli Rectangle Pendant 1 Bead - The Bead Traders
2.5mm Lapis Lazuli Microfaceted Rondelles 12 inch 120 beads - The Bead Traders
Lapis Lazuli Long Chips 7.5 inch 90 beads - The Bead Traders
6mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Rondelles 16 inch 110 beads AA - The Bead Traders
6mm Lapis Lazuli Plain Rondelles 16 inch 120 beads - The Bead Traders
Lapis Lazuli Double Nugget Silver Chain 64 pieces - The Bead Traders
Lapis Lazuli Double Nugget Gold Chain 64 pieces - The Bead Traders
Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rondelles 16 inch 125 beads - The Bead Traders
5.5-7mm Lapis Lazuli Square Heishis 16 inch 215 pieces - The Bead Traders
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The deep blue of Lapis Lazuli Beads is often flecked with golden sparkles. This stone has been prized since ancient times for jewelry, carvings, bowls and funeral decorations. It was also used in creating the paint color ultramarine. The mines of Afghanistan were the source of lapis in the ancient world and still produce most of the world’s supply of these gemstones, but it is also found in Russia, Chile, Italy and Mongolia, as well as the United States and Canada.

At the Bead Traders, we offer affordable beads and gemstone beads, as well as beading supplies at low prices, every day. That's because we purchase beads in volume, meaning whether you are looking for jewelry, or the pieces for your next project, we pass the savings on to you. Everything you need all in one store, with a friendly and knowledgeable expert readily available to help you with any questions you might have.

Deepest Darkest Blue

Lapis lazuli beads get their distinctive blue color from lazurite, a mineral composed of silica, sulfate, sulfur and chloride. The stone often has inclusions of golden pyrite, which gives lapis lazuli gemstones the appearance of a dark blue sky full of stars. The name ‘lapis’ means ‘rock’ in Latin, while ‘lazuli’ come from the Latin ‘lazulum’ and refers to the area of Persia where the stones were mined. The gorgeous color of these beads make them perfect for jewelry and crafts projects.

First Gemstones

Lapis lazuli beads are believed to be among the first gemstones ever used. Many examples of jewelry, carved bowls and vases made from lapis lazuli have been found by archeologists at sites around the ancient world, such as the Mediterranean, Persia, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Lapis lazuli was especially prized for funeral decorations. The Egyptians used lapis lazuli gemstones to create scarabs, the carved beetles that were part of death rites, and the eyebrows of King Tutankhamun’s death mask. Because lapis is relatively soft and easy to carve, it was popular for seals and signet rings. Some ancient scholars called lapis lazuli ‘sapphire,’ and it is thought that the references to sapphires in the Bible are actually talking about lapis lazuli.

Used in Painting

When ground to a fine powder, lapis lazuli gives a brilliant blue color that has been used to create a paint shade called ultramarine. This pigment was very expensive and it was used especially for the garments of the Virgin Mary on Renaissance frescos. Vermeer used ultramarine for the headdress in his painting Girl with the Pearl Earring in 1665. In the nineteenth century, synthetic and much less expensive ultramarine became available and lapis lazuli beads were no longer used for this purpose.

Stone of Truth

Crystal workers use lapis lazuli beads to clear the mind and strengthen the intellect. Students, journalists and writers can all use the dark blue stone to aid them in uncovering the truth in a situation and understanding difficult material. Wearing lapis lazuli helps with learning and memory and supports effective communication. It is said to promote fame, so if you are seeking recognition and public approval for your work, get some jewelry made of lapis lazuli gemstones from the Bead Traders!

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