Lapis lazuli finest grade tumbled stones, highly polished and with the richest of blue colour. These stones were produced from material mined at Sar-e Sang in the Badakhshan Province of north east Afghanistan. The mines which are located high up on steep treaturious slopes in the Hindu-Kush Mountains have been mined for more than 6,500 years. They continue to produce some of the world's finest lapis lazuli.
Although well known for its inclusions of pyrite, this golden coloured mineral is actually an inclusion of the mineral lazurite. Lazurite along with several other minerals make up lapis lazuli. For this reason the stone is described as a rock not a mineral because it's not a mineral in its own right. Lazurite is also the cause of the distinctive blue colour.
Whilst lapis lazuli tumbled stones are widely used for their metaphysical properties, this grade of stone is also popular with rock and mineral collectors. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but there's something magical and very special about it that's difficult to put into words. Millions of years in the making, this blue coloured metamorphic rock is as popular today as it always has been.
These fine grade lapis lazuli crystals are a medium sized tumbled stone. Exact weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.