Waterfountains.com, Inc. & Lapis Lazuli USA-ASIA
3820 Valley Boulevard, Suites I-J
Walnut, California 91789
909-595-1222 Los Angeles
818-475-1477 LA Fax
499113093023 Nurnberg, Germany
5716285528 Bogota, Colombia
5622997886 Santiago, Chile
85230101291 Hong Kong
"FROM THE LAST CORNER OF THE WORLD"
We are now in alliance with the owner of the Free world's
finest deposit of the Gemstone LAPIS LAZULI
GEM composed of lazurite and other minerals
in shades of blue, usually flecked with PYRITE.
Most often found in massive form in
metamorphosed limestones, it has been used
since ancient times for beads and small
ornaments. Lapis lazuli was the original pigment
for ultramarine and was the sapphire of the
The beautiful blues in paintings from the Renaissance are thanks to the blue of lapis lazuli, the blue rock loved by the ancients, from Mesopotamia, to Egypt, to Persia, to Greece and Rome. The ancient city of Ur has a thriving trade in lapis as early as the fourth millennium B.C. The name is international, from the latin, lapis, which means stone, and from the Arabic, azul, which means blue. When lapis was first introduced to Europe, it was called ultramarinum, which means beyond the sea. Ground lapis was the secret of the blue in ultramarine, the pigment which painters used to paint the sea and the sky until the nineteenth century. Lapis was also popular in inlays. The columns of St Issac's Cathedral in Petersburg are lined with lapis and the Pushkin Palace in Petersburg has lapis lazuli paneling! The Romans believed that lapis was a powerful aphrodisiac. In the Middle Ages, it was thought to keep the limbs healthy and free the soul from error, envy and fear.
Material is available as:
blocks, boulders, architectural tiles & Agglomerates, chips and pigment (ultramarine natural)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF OUR OFFICES
OR EMAIL US AT: LAPISLAZULI@WATERFOUNTAINS.COM
An example of the uses for this fine material
is the Spherical sculpture for one of
our Interactive and Floating Sphere Water Features
FOR CURRENT MODELS IN PRODUCTION
VIDEO DOWNLOAD (1.4m)
If you are ready for a once in a lifetime
opportunity, reserve one of these rare
SPHERICAL sculptures placed within the most exquisite
display setting on the planet,
a floating sphere fountain.
Only the very serious need inquire, as this material is of the highest quality and is extremely rare in the sphere sizes that we shall offer as available on a custom order only basis. If you are a serious collector, and would like to own one of the largest spheres of this material in the world, please contact us at our Los Angeles offices 909-595-1222 or by email. Please provide us with some history of yourself or company so that we may properly respond to your inquiry.
ARCHITECTURAL & DESIGN USES
Most of the Lapis in the world is offered by the gram size in jewelry only.
This material is now available for architectural and design purposes
as seen in some of the pictures below.
Any questions on the use of this material and pricing for bulk material or finished product may be directed to the Los Angeles office.
Custom Work Quotations and Pricelists (Retail and Wholesale) Available upon request.