Lazurite is a richly colored blue mineral primarily seen in cabochon gems or carvings. Lazurite is a major component of lapis lazuli, giving the stone its brilliant blue color. Lazurite crystals are rare, as the gem is most commonly found in massive form and rarely as well-formed crystals.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: Inert to yellow, white or blue
Countries of Origin
Myanmar; Afghanistan; Russian Federation; Unknown; United States of America; Chile; Tajikistan
Lazurite gets its name from the Arabic word "Lazaward" which means heaven.
Lazurite is brittle so take care when handling it.