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Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads
Once you have seen lapis, you will always recognize it because of its intense blue color. This is a stone of history, used in jewelry designs for over six thousand years. Cleopatra herself not only wore lapis, she had it ground to a powder to use as eye shadow. While we do not recommend this practice, and we don't all have dynasties to run, do know that you are in good company alongside jewelry designers of antiquity as you create your jewelry designs with this ancient stone.