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Is this pale stone lapis?

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 06:22:09 am »

Lapis with a lot of calcite has been dyed forever.  That is what the blue stones look like to me.  It is possible that the pale stone was dyed originally and somehow was washed with a solvent.  The setting being very nice and very old, you might consider replacing the stones with better quality material.  Lapis is easy to work and in small quantity it won't cost very much.  If you can't find a decent slab, let me know.
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