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lapis

An older term for stone; in alchemy, lapis was a nonvolatile substance.

LAPIS

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In July 26, 1936, Yeats wrote a letter to Dorothy Wellesley informing her that he had just finished his poem "Lapis Lazuli," and that he believed "the poem Lapis Lazuli is almost the best I have made of recent years" (Letters 91).
Only 5 per cent of the lapis lazuli used in the production process is converted into pigment, and the stone would have had to travel through thousands of miles of trade routes to reach Europe.
Pocket watches, wristwatches with Tiger's eye and Lapis Lazuli dials, watches with precious stones, watches made specially for rulers in and around the Middle East, vintage print advertisements, eye pieces, tools for fixing watches, logbooks from 1940 to 1979 -- all these and more are on display.
ALTeRNATIVeLy COmpLeTe The COupON IN BLOCk CApITALs AND seND IT TO: DAILy ReCORD, OFFeR 35391, pO BOX 87, BReCON LD3 3Be pLeAse seND me CODe QTy pRICe TOTAL Rechargeable Epilator D6481 PS29.99 Lapis Lazuli Necklace D6042 PS39.99 Postage PS3.95 TOTAL
Although the strikingly blue lapis lazuli and silver they loved to use had to be imported from beyond the country's borders, many other materials for jewellery were found in or near Egypt.
"The Beads of Lapis Lazuli" tells the story of Kathryn Marshall as her obsession with ancient Minoan civilization begins to try her life and marriage.
The extensive use of highly valuable lapis lazuli color derived from semi-precious lazuli stone from Afghanistan was once more valuable than gold.
The jewellery range includes necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings featuring semiprecious stones such as agate, yellow tiger's eye and lapis lazuli.
The followers of Nasir claimed Malik controlled the lapis lazuli mine in the district and was exploiting it, he said.
The amazing quality of lapis lazuli, the purity of its colour and the mystery of its origins have meant it has been pursued through the ages as a rare and precious gemstone.
The artifacts include a bronze figurine of a dog with a golden collar and a sphinx, part of a bracelet made of semi-precious lapis lazuli. "Thanks to the generosity and ethical behaviour of the NY Museum, these 19 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun can now be reunited with the other treasures of the boy king," Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said.
The script is written in ink made from valuable minerals, and it is inlaid with ruby, lapis lazuli and garnet, the release said.