This smaller beautiful oval shaped blue semi precious gemstone Lapis Lazuli designer cabochon with golden pyrite inclusions is 28 mm by 18 mm and 4 mm thick.
The blue is bright and vibrant, but it is slightly darker than shown in the picture-the camera lightens it.
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.