Dyed Lapis Lazuli dog pendant no bail 15x20mm .Dyed Lapis Lazuli dog pendant no bail 15x20mm increasingly rare and its price rises steadily. It now costs more than gold and is the only opaque stone, apart from turquoise, sold by the carat (provided the quality is good). My personal advice is to choose a Saxe blue stone, of a bright compact texture, with no visible specks of white or green. To the contrary. golden threads in no way diminish the value of the stone and in fact are the means by which it may be identified. Lapis lazuli may be confused with sodalite, which has no golden threads, or blue aventurine, which has a schiller.