An outstanding lapis lazuli stone mined, cut and polished in Afghanistan. This piece was brought out by someone who had been working there. It was offered to us by one of our suppliers in South Africa.
Some of the world's finest lapis lazuli comes from the Sar-e Sang mines in the Kuran Wa Munjan District of Afghanistan.
Sar-e Sang is known by locals as Mahdani Lojward which means lapis lazuli mines in Dari. This modern dialect of Persian is spoken in Afghanistan.