Updated: Jan 23, 2022
Grab a piece of this beautiful blue stone with milky white and golden colored swirls. Hold it tight and watch it transform you into a new person who lives their truth with confidence and makes their dreams a reality. This stone is known to help you find your inner peace and calmness within while forming a spiritual bond.
The name Lapis Lazuli means "blue stone". Lapis Lazuli is a stone that is comprised of other minerals and trace minerals. Lapis is a metamorphic gemstone. The predominant blue color of this stone comes from the mineral Lazurite. The golden hints and swirls come from the mineral pyrite. The cloudy white color is the mineral calcite. The stone's color ranges from a lighter green blue to a bright blue, even violet. These color differences are all due to the slight variances in chemical composition during the metamorphic process of formation. Other minerals that may occur in the makeup of lapis lazuli are diopside, amphibole, feldspar, mica, apatite, titanite (sphene), and zircon. Lighter lapis lazuli with white specks is considered a lower-grade stone and is often referred to as denim lapis.
Lapis Lazuli has been mined for centuries. The earliest known civilization mining Lapis was the Indus Valley Civilization, dated back to 7570 BCE. Lapis was highly valued by their community. Lapis is thought to be one of the oldest opaque gemstones in history. Lapis Lazuli has been used for jewelry, brooches and carved figures for centuries.
It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding. It is great to use while learning and studying and is known to enhance memory. Also stimulating the throat Chakra this allows for clearer communication and speaking your truth. Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, as well as in forms of communication. Prople often wear it to aid with communication skills. People have used the lapis stone to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing since at least 4000 BCE. Lapis lazuli is often used in crystal healing to the heal the throat area, vocal chords, and larynx. Some people have been known to use lapis to help with insomnia, regulate blood circulation, and to support menstrual cycle disorders. Lapis can help people who struggle with self-expression, especially when it comes to speaking your truth. Lapis lazuli encourages spiritual truth and wisdom in its wearers.
Buddhists long believed that lapis lazuli brought peace of mind and calmness within. It was also used for dispelling evil thoughts. An ancient belief was that lapis lazuli protected the wearer from the "evil eye".
Lapis Lazuli has historical artifacts and uses that have been dated back centuries. Lapis was used to create the background color in the Standard of UR war panel. This artifact is dated back to the Sumerian culture around 2600 BC.
The powder of this beautiful blue stone was used as a pigment for many things. Mostly known to be used by Cleopatra for blue eye makeup around 50-31 BCE. It was also used for the blue color in Michalangelo's frescoes for the Sistine Chapel in 1512.
Some scholars say there is also evidence to suggest that the Bible’s Old Testament describes lapis lazuli as the fifth stone on the breastplate of the High Priest. And some have even said that the 10 commandments itself were written on Lapis.
So, the next time you want a boost in your communication skills, want help speaking your truth, are looking for some wisdom, or just want to look pretty in blue.. put on an undeniably beautiful lapis lazuli stone ring, necklace, bracelet, or earrings. You can even wear it to tap into your own divine potential and foresight!
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