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Lapis Lazuli Beads (36)

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.

2-2.5mm Light Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

2-2.5mm Light Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

$12.00

Approximates: 2mm to 2.5mm diameter Light Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

6mm Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 63 pieces

6mm Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 63 pieces

$6.00

Approximates: 6mm diameter Lapis Lazuli unfaceted round beads 15 inch length strand 63 pieces per strand. These beads are color treated.

2-2.5mm Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

2-2.5mm Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

$15.00

Approximates: 2mm to 2.5mm diameter Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 49 pieces

4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 49 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 4mm diameter Lapis Lazuli unfaceted round beads 15 inch length strand 49 pieces per strand.  These beads are color treated.

10mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 39 pieces

10mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 39 pieces

$20.00

Approximates: 10mm diameter Matte Lapis Lazuli unfaceted round beads 15 inches 39 pieces per strand. These beads are color treated.

6mm Frosted Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inch 69 pieces

6mm Frosted Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inch 69 pieces

$13.40
$10.00

approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 69 pieces

14mm Lapis Lazuli plain square 15 inch 28 beads

14mm Lapis Lazuli plain square 15 inch 28 beads

$35.00

Approximates: 14x14mm 15 inch 28 beads per strand Color Treated

17-46mm Lapis Lazuli top drilled plain slice graduated Beads 15 inch 41 pieces

17-46mm Lapis Lazuli top drilled plain slice graduated Beads 15 inch 41 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

Lapis top drilled plain rectangular slabs with Pyrite internal features measure approximate 17x9x5mm graduating up to 46x9x4mm in size on the 15 in...

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4mm Frosted Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inch 92 pieces

4mm Frosted Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inch 92 pieces

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 4mm, 15 inch, 92 pieces

4x3mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli faceted nugget beads 13 inch 80 pieces

4x3mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli faceted nugget beads 13 inch 80 pieces

$25.00

4x3mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli faceted nugget beads 13 inch 80 pieces

9x8mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain heshi beads 15.5 inch 48 pieces

9x8mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain heshi beads 15.5 inch 48 pieces

$15.00

Approximates: 9x8mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain heshi beads 15.5 inch 48 pieces

5x5mm Lapis Lazuli Heart MicroBriolette Beads 6 inch 52 pieces

5x5mm Lapis Lazuli Heart MicroBriolette Beads 6 inch 52 pieces

$25.00

5x5mm average sized calibrated micro briolette faceted heart beads on 6 inch strands having approximately 52 pieces total.

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 24 pieces

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 24 pieces

$8.00

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Black Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately 24 pieces per foot.

5x3-8x4mm Lapis Lazuli rectangle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

5x3-8x4mm Lapis Lazuli rectangle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

$8.00

5x3mm to 8x4mm Lapis Lazuli rectangle Gunmetal plated Chain by the foot with approximately 25 pieces per 12 inches. Beaded Rosary Style hand wrappe...

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6mm Lapis Lazuli Beads Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

6mm Lapis Lazuli Beads Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

$36.40
$28.00

Length 14 inch | Approx. Bead Size 6mm

4mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 92 pieces

4mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round beads 15 inches 92 pieces

$8.04

Approximates: 4mm diameter Matte Lapis Lazuli unfaceted round beads 15 inch length strand 92 pieces per strand.  These beads are color treated.

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rondelle Beads 15 inch 68 pieces

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rondelle Beads 15 inch 68 pieces

$171.52
$63.68

approximate 15 inch strand of 68 pieces measuring 9mm average

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 24 pieces

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 24 pieces

$8.00

6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Silver plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately 24 pieces per foot.

5x5mm Dark Lapis Lazuli Heart MicroBriolette Beads 6 inch 52 pieces

5x5mm Dark Lapis Lazuli Heart MicroBriolette Beads 6 inch 52 pieces

$25.00

5x5mm average sized calibrated micro briolette faceted heart beads on 6 inch strands having approximately 52 pieces total.

4x3mm-6x4mm Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 14 inch 57 pieces

4x3mm-6x4mm Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 14 inch 57 pieces

$8.00

4x3mm-6x4mm Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 14 inch 57 pieces

8x6mm-12x8mm Lapis Lazuli Straight Drilled Plain Kite Beads 13.5 inch 30 pieces

8x6mm-12x8mm Lapis Lazuli Straight Drilled Plain Kite Beads 13.5 inch 30 pieces

$6.00

8x6mm-12x8mm Lapis Lazuli Straight Drilled Plain Kite Beads 13.5 inch 30 pieces

17x17-19x19mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads 10 inch 12 pieces

17x17-19x19mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads 10 inch 12 pieces

$22.00

17x17x5mm to 19x19x7mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads measuring 10 inches in length with approximately 12 pieces

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Candy Kiss Beads, 7.5 inches, 6x6-11x11mm, 55 pieces

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Candy Kiss Beads, 7.5 inches, 6x6-11x11mm, 55 pieces

$67.00
$50.00

Approx. Strand Length 7.5 inches | Approx. Bead Size 6x6-11x11mm | 55 pieces

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Round Beads, 8", 8mm dia avg, 26 pieces

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Round Beads, 8", 8mm dia avg, 26 pieces

$91.12
$68.00

Approx. Length 8" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 8mm diameter average | 26 pieces


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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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