Lapis Lazuli - a deep blue opaque gemstone

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue opaque gemstone, used in antiquity and continuously used throughout the generations. It still continues to be popular today, and remains one of the most important opaque gemstones for jewelry, carving and beads. Lapis Lazuli is chiefly composed of the mineral Lazurite with additional other minerals including white and silver specks of Pyrite.