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Lapis Beads

This vibrant mineral was used as a gemstone for thousands by the Egyptians: the mask of Tutankhamen, for example, is covered with lapis lazuli inlays. The Egyptians also used powdered lapis as a cosmetic (Cleopatra’s eyeshadow!), as a pigment for painting, and as a medicine.

Our stunning lapis beads are a brilliant royal blue and are dotted with flecks of golden pyrite. Many of these lapis beads are also marbled with veins of gray-white calcite. Cleopatra, eat your heart out!

16" strand $13.90 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $7.45
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Lapis (A) Round 6mm BACK IN STOCK!
16" strand $15.95
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½ strand (loose) $8.45
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16" strand $13.90
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½ strand (loose) $7.45
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Lapis Round 4mm BACK IN STOCK!
16" strand
Was $12.95You save 25%
$9.71
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½ strand (loose)
Was $6.95You save 25%
$5.21
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Piece $2.76
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Measurements: 1.5mm hole, 3.8mm hole

Lapis Faceted Round 4mm BACK IN STOCK!
16" strand
Was $17.90You save 25%
$13.43
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½ strand (loose)
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$7.09
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Piece $9.70
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Measurements: 1.5mm hole, 6.3mm thick

Lapis Faceted Round 3mm BACK IN STOCK!
15.5" strand
Was $11.70You save 25%
$8.78
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½ strand (loose)
Was $6.35You save 25%
$4.76
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Lapis Rondelle 5x8mm BACK IN STOCK!
16" strand $24.70
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½ strand (loose) $12.85
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Piece $5.40
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Measurements: 1.5mm hole, 4.8mm thick

Piece $12.90
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Measurements: 1.5mm hole, 6.5mm thick

16" strand $39.90
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½ strand (loose) $20.45
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Piece $8.80
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Measurements: 2mm holes, 6-7mm thick

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Measurements: 1.5mm hole, 6.5mm thick

More About Lapis

The mineral lazurite is the main component of lapis (also known as lapis lazuli) and accounts for the stone’s intense blue color, although lapis also contains pyrite and calcite, and usually some sodalite and hauyne as well.