Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli stone has been prized since antiquity for its intense true blue color, which is very rare in nature. Mined as early as 7th century BC, Lapis can be found in Egyptian and Sumerian artifacts and was ground to make highly desirable "ultramarine" blue paint during the Baroque era.

Lapis Lazuli forms in layers alongside calcite and other minerals, and thus what can be made from it is limited by the thickness of available sections of high quality material. Large pieces of high grade material are very rare and extremely expensive. Like amber, cost per unit of weight (gram/pound) increases if the piece is larger. Lapis is graded by the saturation of color (deeper/bolder = more valuable) and how little additional color/inclusion is present within the stone.

I work high grade Lapis which has a vibrant blue to deep blue coloration with golden pyrite and some sporadic inclusion of white calcite. The calcite may be in lines or small flecks on the front faces but mostly contained within bands on the wearing surface or on the rear faces. This is the grade we use for the Lapis Plug, Lapis Teardrop, and Lapis Oval Labret products available directly through our site.

    We can use Lapis Lazuli for many styles of standard round and teardrop plugs, trumpet flares in solid or tunnel form, carved flower front plugs, labrets, septum spikes, and as inlays into plugs or ear weights.


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    Sizing Chart
    Size chart includes the sizes we make, and default flare size & wearing lengths.
    We are happy to make pieces in odd sizes or with custom flares or wearing lengths.
    Jewelry Size Flare Size Wearing Length
    1.0mm (18g) 1-1.5mm 9mm
    1.3mm (16g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    1.5mm (14g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    2.0mm (12g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    2.5mm (10g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    3.0mm (8g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    4.0mm (6g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    5.0mm (4g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    6.0mm
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    6.5mm (2g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    7.0mm (1g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    8.0mm (0g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    9.0mm (00g)
    1-1.5mm
    9mm
    10mm
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    11mm (7/16")
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    12mm
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    13mm (1/2")
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    14mm (9/16")
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    15mm
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    16mm (5/8")
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    17mm (11/16")
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    18mm
    1-1.5mm
    10mm
    19mm (3/4")
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    20mm (13/16")
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    21mm
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    22mm (7/8")
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    23mm
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    24mm (15/16")
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    25mm
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    26mm (1")
    1-1.5mm
    11mm
    27mm (1 1/16")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    28mm
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    29mm (1 1/8")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    30mm (1 3/16")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    31mm
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    32mm (1 1/4")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    33mm (1 5/16")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    34mm
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    35mm (1 3/8") 
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    36mm
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    37mm (1 7/16")
    1-1.5mm
    12mm
    38mm (1 1/2") 1.5-2mm 13mm
    39mm
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    40mm (1 9/16")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    41mm (1 5/8")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    42mm
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    43mm (1 11/16")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    44mm (1 3/4")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    45mm
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    46mm (1 13/16")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    47mm
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    48mm (1 7/8")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    49mm (1 15/16")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    50mm
    1.5-2mm
    13mm
    51mm (2")
    1.5-2mm
    13mm

    Wearing length is the area of the jewelry that fits inside your piercing. 

    Overall length (sometimes confused with wearing length) is the total measurement of the jewelry from face to face, including any additional flare or face area.

    Diagram of jewelry styles with wearing length marked in green and overall length marked in red.

    1. Flat face double flared plug. Wearing length is measured from the inside of the flare edges. Overall length is measured from face to face.

    2. Convex face double flared plug. Wearing length is measured from the inside of the flare edges. Overal length is measured from face to face.

    3. Flat face double flared plug with flat flares. Wearing length is measured from inside the flare edges (the piercing cannot rest on the flat flare areas). Overall length is measured face to face.

    4. Trumpet flare style plug. The dotted line denotes where the wearing surface ends on the front, because the larger portion of the slope cannot fit inside the piercing. Wearing surface is measured from inside the rear flare edge to the area on the front flare with the same diameter measurement. Overall length is measured from face to face.

    5. Sloped single flare plug. Wearing length is measured from where the slope of the flare ends to the end of the plug. Overall length is measured from face to face.

    6. Top-hat style single flare with convex face. Wearing length is measured from the inside flare corner to the end of the plug. Overall length is measured from face to face.

    7. Top-hat style single flare with curved rear. Wearing length is measured from the inside flare corner to the beginning of the curve (the piercing cannot rest on the slope). Overall length is measured from face to face.

    8. Top-hat style single flare with groove for an o-ring. Wearing length is measured from the inside flare corner to the groove (the piercing cannot rest on the groove). Overall length is measured from face to face.

    9. Labret (round or oval) with a standard concave t-back. Wearing length is measured from where the wearing shaft meets the wing to the end of the flat portion (the piercing cannot rest on the slope).

    Overall length is always longer than the wearing surface because it includes other sections of the jewelry that do not rest inside the piercing. If you are ordering a piece of jewerly and you specify an overall length instead of a wearing length, your jewelry will not fit properly. Order using "overall length" at your own risk. Knowing your ideal wearing length, which can change as you stretch your piercings, ensures you're able to order jewelry that will fit well from every vendor, every time.