This large oval shaped blue semi precious gemstone Lapis Lazuli designer cabochon with golden pyrite inclusions is 59.5 mm by 36 mm and 5.5 mm thick.
The blue is bright and vibrant, but it is slightly darker than shown in the picture-the camera lightens it.
It is not polished on the back.
This intense blue gemstone material usually referred to as just Lapis is found in Afghanistan.
The name is a compound of "lapis", the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian word "azul", meaning blue.
Metaphysical Properties of Lapis: It is believed Lapis Lazuli helps one move one's consciousness beyond the mundane and to identify habits, patterns and lessons one may have difficulty perceiving consciously.