Lapis Lazuli

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Lapis Lazuli stone has been prized since antiquity for its intense true blue color, which is very rare in nature. Mined as early as 7th century BC, Lapis can be found in Egyptian and Sumerian artifacts and was ground to make highly desirable "ultramarine" blue paint during the Baroque era.

Lapis Lazuli forms in layers alongside calcite and other minerals, and thus what can be made from it is limited by the thickness of available sections of high quality material. Large pieces of high grade material are very rare and extremely expensive. Like amber, cost per unit of weight (gram/pound) increases if the piece is larger. Lapis is graded by the saturation of color (deeper/bolder = more valuable) and how little additional color/inclusion is present within the stone.

I work high grade Lapis which has a vibrant blue to deep blue coloration with golden pyrite and some sporadic inclusion of white calcite. The calcite may be in lines or small flecks on the front faces but mostly contained within bands on the wearing surface or on the rear faces. This is the grade we use for the Lapis Plug, Lapis Teardrop, and Lapis Oval Labret products available directly through our site.

    We can use Lapis Lazuli for many styles of standard round and teardrop plugs, trumpet flares in solid or tunnel form, carved flower front plugs, labrets, septum spikes, and as inlays into plugs or ear weights.