Featured here is a beautiful 1-3/8" Lapis with fluorescent Phlogopite, Diopside, Calcite and Hackmanite sphere for collection, or home decor. This material is from Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan. The lot weighs about 2.5 ounces. This sphere fluoresces beautiful pale yellow, pale blue and red under (SW) and orange specks under (LW). The first three photos are SW, the next two are LW, and the last seven are daylight.
This sphere is a hand crafted original art work by Endlesscircle of AZ. We constructed our own polishing machines and stone cutting equipment and we have been crafting stone spheres for over thirty years. Endlesscircle has worked with virtually all stones and minerals and we also custom cut for other individuals and dealers.
We use a 36 watt fluorescent lamp specifically designed for viewing displayed fluorescent minerals, it has SW and LW modes. Our minerals are photographed dry, and no type of photo enhancement is employed, as it appears under our lamp is how it photoed and is presented on our listings. We display shortwave photos first, then long wave photos. If the mineral does not fluoresce under one those waves, it will be noted in the listing. These items will not fluoresce as shown with a poster lamp. They will fluoresce as shown if you are using a fluorescent mineral lamp, designed for that purpose.