Lapis was once a very expensive gem, until the collapse of Afghanistan, which has the finest reserves in the world, in the Badakhshan Mountains. Lapis, mined for 6000 years, is mentioned in the Bible, and found on tombs of the pharaohs. The deep blue color, flecked with gold, made it a favorite stone of royalty. We choose lapis from Afghanistan with a deep rich blue color.
Read an article about The Myth and Lore of Lapis Lazuli.