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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.

Set of 3 Lapis Lazuli faceted Heart Pendant focal bead 26x26mm & 18x18mm

Set of 3 Lapis Lazuli faceted Heart Pendant focal bead 26x26mm & 18x18mm

$25.00

Set of 3 Lapis Lazuli faceted Heart Pendant focal bead 26x26mm & 18x18mm. 3 piece Set for Earrings & Necklace Pendant.

Lapis Lazuli large hole faceted rondelles 18 inch 86 beads 8mm - 9mm

Lapis Lazuli large hole faceted rondelles 18 inch 86 beads 8mm - 9mm

$171.00

Lapis Lazuli large hole faceted rondelles 18 inch 86 beads 8mm - 9mm 1mm drill hole

Finest collection of Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rectangular beads 12 inch 37 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Lapis Lazuli Faceted Rectangular beads 12 inch 37 pieces

$12.00

5x7mm up to 10x6mm size range for these Lapis Lazuli faceted rectangular beads measuring 12 inches strand length with approximately 37 pieces per s...

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Best selling 15x10mm Gold Leafed Lapis faceted horn focal Pendant 1 piece - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

15x10mm Gold Leafed Lapis faceted horn focal Pendant 1 piece

$5.00

15x10mm Gold Leafed Lapis faceted horn focal Pendant 1 piece, 18.5mm length with ring.

Finest collection of 5.5x5.5-6x6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain cubes 15.5 inch 93 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5.5x5.5-6x6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain cubes 15.5 inch 93 beads

$15.00

Matte Lapis Lazuli plain cubes on the 16 inch strand with a count of 93 beads, 5.5x5.5-6x6mm approximate measurement, 1.5mm approximate hole diamet...

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Top quality 12x8mm Lapis Lazuli plain rice 33 beads 16 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

12x8mm Lapis Lazuli plain rice 33 beads 16 inch

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Lapis Lazuli plain rice on the 16 inch strand with a count of 33 beads, 12x8mm approximate measurement, 2mm approximate hole diameter, and color en...

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Best buying 25x18mm Lapis Lazuli plain ovals 16 inch 16 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

25x18mm Lapis Lazuli plain ovals 16 inch 16 beads

$30.00

Lapis Lazuli plain ovals on the 16 inch strand with a count of 16 beads, 25x18mm approximate measurement, 2mm approximate hole diameter, and color ...

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High quality 20x15mm Lapis Lazuli plain ovals 16 inch 20 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

20x15mm Lapis Lazuli plain ovals 16 inch 20 beads

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Lapis Lazuli plain ovals on the 16 inch strand with a count of 20 beads, 20x15mm approximate measurement, 2mm approximate hole diameter, and color ...

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Best selling 3.5mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 31 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3.5mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

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3.5mm diameter average for these Lapis Lazuli plain round beaded hand wire-wrapped Silver plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads pe...

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Superior quality 4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

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4mm diameter average for these Lapis Lazuli plain round beaded hand wire-wrapped Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads per 12...

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Premium quality 4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

4mm Lapis Lazuli plain round Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 31 beads

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4mm diameter average for these Lapis Lazuli plain round beaded hand wire-wrapped Black Gold plated Chain by the foot having approximately 31 beads ...

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High quality 9x9mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads 14 inch 33 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

9x9mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads 14 inch 33 pieces

$45.00

9x9mm Lapis Lazuli faceted pillow beads 14 inch 33 pieces

Premium quality 6-6.5mm Lapis Lazuli faceted cubes 8 inch 30 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

6-6.5mm Lapis Lazuli faceted cubes 8 inch 30 beads

$60.00

6-6.5mm approximate measure for these Lapis Lazuli faceted cubes on the 8 inch strand of approximately 30 beads.

Premium quality 8x5-20x14mm Lapis Lazuli plain teardrops 17.5 inch 36 beads - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8x5-20x14mm Lapis Lazuli plain teardrops 17.5 inch 36 beads

$81.00

8x5-20x14mm approximate measure for these Lapis Lazuli plain teardrops 17.5 inch strand of approximately 36 beads.

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9x6-19x14mm Lapis Lazuli plain teardrops 17.5 inch 32 beads

$112.00

9x6-19x14mm approximate measure for these Lapis Lazuli plain teardrops 17.5 inch strand of approximately 32 beads.

Best buying 6mm Matte Lapis Lazuli plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 24 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

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

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

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

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

Premium quality 2-3mm Lapis Lazuli native faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 160 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

2-3mm Lapis Lazuli native faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 160 pieces

$15.00
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2-3mm approximate diameter measure for these Lapis Lazuli native faceted rondelle beads presented on a 13 inch strand of color treated beads with 1...

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Best selling 5x3mm-6x4mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 15.5 inch 64 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

5x3mm-6x4mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 15.5 inch 64 pieces

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5x3mm-6x4mm Untreated Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 15.5 inch 64 pieces

Luxurious 4x3mm-6x4mm Lapis Lazuli plain rectangle beads 14 inch 57 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

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

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

Premium quality 8x6mm-12x8mm Lapis Lazuli Straight Drilled Plain Kite Beads 13.5 inch 30 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

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

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

Lapis Lazuli banded plain nugget Pendant large hole beads 38x28mm avg

Lapis Lazuli banded plain nugget Pendant large hole beads 38x28mm avg

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38x28mm average size Natural Lapis Lazuli banded plain nugget Pendant having a 2mm drill hole diameter showing Pyrite and Calcite inclusions in a b...

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2mm Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

2mm Lapis Lazuli MicroFaceted rondelles 13 inch 155 beads

$15.00

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

Premium quality 9-18mm Lapis Lazuli faceted coin beads Lot of 110 pieces 6 strands - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

9-18mm Lapis Lazuli faceted coin beads Lot of 110 pieces 6 strands

$90.00

9mm to 18mm Lapis Lazuli faceted coin beads measuring sold in a Lot of 110 pieces 6 strands each measuring 10 inches in length


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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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