This high-dome round lapis lazuli cabochon features facets that reflect light from this high-quality gemstone. The high dome makes the gemstone much more substantial than traditional cabochons, increasing the profile of the stone in your design. This stone is a great choice for custom pendant designs—combine it with a variety of stones and other design elements to create mixed-stone matched sets including bracelets, earrings and rings. Complement the saturated blue color with yellow, white or rose metal settings.
Highly sought after for its color, this AA-grade lapis lazuli cabochon is a metamorphic stone primarily composed of lazurite, chosen carefully to present superior quality with the richest blue color possible and minimizing pyrite and calcite inclusions. This blue gemstone exhibits a deep, rich blue resulting from superior color saturation without dyes or other treatments.
Lapis lazuli is represented in folklore as a symbol of the starry night; it is said to stimulate the intellect and support wisdom.
Compare natural lapis lazuli from Rio Grande with other brands and see the quality difference. It's not unusual to find other sellers offering denim-quality lapis with many inclusions at the higher prices of top-quality lapis lazuli.