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Is Lapis Lazuli the same as Lapis?

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I ask because sometimes on EBay I put in Lapis Lazuli and only Lapis comes up. However the Lapis stones that come up do not look the same as the Lapis Lazuli stone I have and want to match.
asked Jul 31, 2016 by joanna517 (120 points)

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I just googled Lapis and lapis lazuli comes up and it is shown to be a shortening for lapis lazuli. So I'd say it's the same thing. I was curious about this myself. Just keep in mind that not all rocks, crystals, and gems look alike. They may be selling a lapis lazuli that is it's signature blue and some that are more faded (maybe it's rough, not tumbled). But any rock and crystal you buy may have its own imperfections or variances.
answered Aug 5, 2016 by JohnBagel (1,020 points)