There are other sources including Chile, Russia and Myanmar, however the quality of the stones found in these locations is no match in comparison to what is being extracted from the mines in Afghanistan.
In the world of today, you might have seen this stone being used as an artifact in museums, jewelry item in stores and different decor purposes. However, it’s still considered as valuable as it was considered thousands of years ago.
Since prehistoric times, the Lapis stone has been adored and admired for its magnificent being, beauty and the benefits it’s known to provide. Even though, not much evidence can be found of how this grandeur object was first discovered as useful by the human kind but the fact that it has been mentioned several times in The Old Testament is proof enough of the value and stature this special stone has held for generations.
If an in depth historical study is done to collect evidence of the importance Lapis Lazuli has held over the years, you’ll find that it has always been considered as a symbol of high stature and royalty.