Admire these beautiful raw gemstone beads made from rough Lapis Lazuli stone. Lapis is a natural stone that has been prized since antiquity for its deep blue color. Lapis stone from the mines of central Afghanistan has been used throughout history both in jewelry as well as to make distinctive blue dyes. These beautiful beads preserve the natural character of the stone with minimal processing, cutting and polishing. These strands work great as home decor, laid out on a book shelf or placed in a decorative bowl. The beads can also be incorporated in your own custom jewelry designs. Each bead measures approximately 14-27 x 8-25mm with a hole size of approximately 1mm. You will receive a full strand measuring approximately 16". Get yours today!