These 4mm round Afghanistan lapis lazuli gemstones beads are a medium-dark blue with typical calcite and pyrite inclusions, but the inclusions don't detract from the rich blue coloration. The lower the grade, the more calcite you'll find, and the pyrite often causes the beads to take on a green cast. There's very little of that in these beads.
I took two pictures outside on an overcast day to give you an idea of the color in natural light. If you don't need a full strand, I offer these in 10 packs.
- Bead Size: 4.25 to 4.5mm
- Strand Length: 16" (approx. 98 beads)
- Source: Afghanistan
- Treatments: Waxed