Lot of 3 Natural Lapis Lazuli Flower Pendant from Afghanistan

Lot of 3 Natural Lapis Lazuli Flower Pendant from Afghanistan.
Lapis Lazuli can contain gold pyrite. The color is fully natural.
Location: Kokcha River valley of Badakhshan province, Afghanistan
Weigh: each lot is about 58 Grams Combined
Average pendant size: 5.6 x 3.4 x 0.9 Centimeters with bail
The lot you receive will be similar but not identical to the photo.

Interesting Fact: Lapis Lazuli, or short Lapis, is not a mineral but a rock consisting mainly of Lazurite, to which it owes the blue colour, Calcite and Pyrite.
In the 1980ies the Swiss Gilson company produced a material which was marketed as "Synthetic Lapis" although actually it was an imitation, containing constituents not present in genuine Lapis. Physical properties like specific gravity and refractive index also differed from the real thing. Gilson's "Lapis" was available in different qualities, with and without Pyrite.