lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians for seals and jewelry. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra. In ancient Mesopotamia, lapis artifacts can be found in great abundance, with many notable examples having been excavated at the Royal Cemetery of Ur (2600-2500 BC).
Lapis lazuli was being mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan as early as the 3rd millennium B.C.E.and there are sources that are found as far east as in the region around Lake Baikal in Siberia. Trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian and ancient Sumerian sites, and as lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

In ancient times, lapis lazuli was known as sapphire, which is the name that is used today for the blue corundum variety sapphire.

Jade is thought to be able to help a person just by being in contact with it. The feel of cool jade is said to elevate and purify thoughts, to quiet the mind, and to induce a state of contemplation. It is also believed that frequent handling of jade will cause the stone to grow even more beautiful in sheen. According to one Chinese proverb, “Jade is cool because it comes from the essence of clear mountain streams.” Science says that jade is cool to the touch because it is a non-conductor.

Material: AAA natural Lapis lazuli ++++ natural white jade
Size :108 plus Guru beads, perimeter is approx. 47", each bead is 10 mm in diameter.
Net Weight approx.170 grams
Chargeable Weight 200 gram (for calculating s/h fee)
Shipping/Handling FREE for standard int'l shipping (10-18 days delivery)
Description
This listing is for one string of mala.
Perfect handwork, shown as pictures

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Shipping/handle fee is charged based on chargeable weight (not net weight), chargeable weight is listed in item description above, s/h fee rate chart is listed below
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Standard int'l shipping: 10-18 days to worldwide for packages below 2kg. S/h fee for packages over 2kg to other countries than USA varies
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Combined s/h fee is charged based on the total of chargeable weight
For example, one order has 3 items:
Item #1, a jade pendant, chargeable weight is 100grams
Item #2, a jade necklace, chargeable weight is 100grams
Item #3, a jade bangle, chargeable weight is 200grams
The total of chargeable weight is: 100+100+200=400grams

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