|Lapis Gemstone Information
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Lapis is the gemstone representing the 9th wedding anniversary. It was considered to be an emblem of chastity that blocked the wiles of the devil and ensured the help of the angels. It was also thought to calm the wearer. Lapis was used as a tonic for melancholy and fever. It was worn by judges, and sometimes put in embalmed bodies to represent the heart that was removed.
ENHANCEMENT CODE D
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Refractive Index 1.500-1.670
Hardness = 5-6 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =2.75
Species - Lapis Lazuli
Optic Character - Aggregate.
Phenomena - None
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Chemicals that harm: Hydrochloric acid, cyanide solution
Crystal system: Isometric, crystals (rare), dense aggregate.
Afghanistan, Chile, USSR
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
|Cabochon is the popular cut used in jewelry for lapis.
Cabochons are smooth polished surfaces not faceted.