We’ve been away for 6 weeks and we’re all excited to be back at the office! Take a seat as we recap about our quarantine experience and explore the ancient world of Lapis Lazuli. Being one of the oldest gemstones mined, it has an extensive involvement with history and folklore that will lure you in.

00:00:00 Has it really been 6 weeks?

00:29:00 The COVID experience

08:53:00 Ok, we’ve got a gemstone for you—Lapis Lazuli

09:30:00 How long has it been around?

10:12:00 It is a rock!

11:27:00 Its gorgeous blue color

12:53:00 Translucency/ luster/ hardness

13:14:00 What it has been used for

13:23:00 Trade grades and mining locations

15:34:00 How long it takes to mine

17:14:00 A prized procession during ancient time

17:49:00 Citation and translation

18:30:00 Marco Polo

18:56:00 A LOT of history and lore associated with Lapis

19:01:00 Highly favored by the Egyptians

20:24:00 King Solomon

24:45:00 Using semi-precious stones for religious purposes = Egyptian's “Book of the Dead”

28:02:00 Ancient Rome

28:49:50 What it is like in the market today and things to be mindful about when purchasing

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