In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Precious stones like turquoise and lapis lazuli came from the West and silk from China via Central Asia.
- A beautifully decorated lyre from Ur depicts similar figures in lapis lazuli and shell.
- Of the seven Sar-e-Sang mines, only mine number four produces exceptional lapis and is thought to be the source of the magnificent lazurite, sodalite, and afghanite specimens available today.
- Much Afghan jewelry features lapis lazuli, a navy blue semiprecious stone that's mined in the mountains.
- Blue stones, such as lapis lazuli, and red stones are often added.
- It was a beautiful golden ring, decorated with coral and lapis lazuli.
- The calcite produces white streaks in the lapis and too much calcite will lower the value of the stone.
- Some gemstones that cannot be placed in most commercial jewellery cleaners are: pearls, lapis lazuli, malachite, opals, coral, turquoise, and others.
- Triangles, which represent hands, called khamsa, ward off the evil eye, as do blue stones such as turquoise or lapis lazuli; red stones will stop bleeding or reduce inflammation.
- Agates were apparently highly valued by the ancient Egyptians for their lapidary use and were mounted into gold with other precious stones such as lapis and emeralds.
- To the Buddhists, lapis lazuli brought peace of mind and equanimity and dispelled evil thoughts.
- Garnet, jade and lapis lazuli are crystals formed from rock which has quite literally transformed its shape and appearance.
- Afghanistan is the world's leading producer of the stone lapis lazuli, which is made into jewelry.
- Do not let your precious lapis be broken into stone for the stoneworker.
- For massive material such as turquoise or lapis lazuli, which is fashioned into cabochons and free-form shapes, the purity, durability, and color of the material contribute to its desirability.
- Garnet, emerald, jade, and lapis lazuli are among the gemstones created by metamorphic processes.
- Lazuli Port earned its name from its placement near the sea that, in color, much resembled the azure blue of the precious stone, often brought from overseas, called lapis lazuli.
- The occurrences, particularly the Tultuy and Malaya Bystraya deposits, are in metasomatized dolonfitic marbles and have been worked for ornamental and architectural lapis sporadically since the mid-1870s.
- The demons of the First Circle, the lowest class, only wear studs, though the wealthier of them can afford the more costly stones, like sapphires, emeralds, lapis, or diamonds respectively.
- Maiden, in this book, is obsessed by stones, for example: opals, moonstones, lapis lazuli, pearls, diamonds and so on; in the later poems she is obsessed by roses.
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- This bird, oh so sleek in its aerodynamic coat of black, white, and iridescent lapis lazuli, is one of the most beautiful species anywhere.
- These works ranged from swirling, meditative patterns of onyx and white to startling hues of lapis lazuli.
- The little girls wore strings of lapis lazuli, and the little boys blue Chinese Wellies.
- Donaldson's first job was for a private client who wanted her bathroom completely decorated in lapis lazuli.
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