These high quality 10mm round Afghanistan lapis beads are an ultramarine blue with small amounts of calcite and pyrite. They are very consistent in side with a fabulous, bright polish.
With lapis, the fewer the inclusions, the higher the grade. The highest grade lapis has almost no calcite or pyrite and the coveted ultramarine blue color, but these are hard to come by. I reserve my "top grade" for such beads.
Don't need a full strand? Buy one or more lapis beads here.
- Bead Size: 10mm to 10.3mm
- Strand Length: 16" (41 Beads)
- Treatments: Waxed.