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Lapis Lazuli – A Rock of Ages

Gemmologists usually study minerals and organic gemstones.  There is a rock that is used for personal adornment and is considered a gemstone.   There is evidence that this beautiful blue rock had been traded between Afghanistan and Iraq as early as c. 4500 B.C.

Lapis Lazuli Scarab

Lapis Lazuli from The Fitzwilliam Museum

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