Gorgeous blue lazurite / lapis crystal on etched white marble matrix. Minor pyrite on back of the lazurite.
Location: Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Size: 31 x 15 x 10 mm. 8 grams
This lapis / lazurite is a pretty special piece. It’s from the famous Sar-e-Sang mines in the Kokcha Valley in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. This is the oldest continuously operating mine on the planet (it’s been mined for over 9,000 years). Lapis from this mine was used in the death mask of Tutankhamen, and finely-ground lapis from this mine was used as eye shadow by the famous Egyptian Queen Cleopatra...
Yes, we are happy to combine shipping for multiple pieces. Our pieces have different weights, however, and that makes it a bit challenging to combine shipping as you are ordering, but you will only pay the actual combined shipping cost plus a $1.00 handling & material fee. We will refund any overages as soon as we create the shipping label (thst's the point when we know the actual price for shipping).