Lapis lazuli pendant, total length 4.1cm, sterling silver bail. Chain or ribbon is not included.
About the stone
Lapis Lazuli was one of the earliest gemstone materials; it has been mined from Afghanistan since the early 7th millennium BC. It was used for sacred amulets in ancient Egypt and by the Assyrians and Babylonians for cylinder seals. Historians believe that Cleopatra used powdered Lapis for eye shadow. Powdered Lapis was also the source for the blue pigment known as ultramarine, used by painters from the Medieval period through the Renaissance. Lapis is one of the few gemstones that is a rock rather than a mineral. That is because Lapis is normally a mixture of 3 minerals: Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. Lapis Lazuli with the small veins of Pyrite is often highly prized.
Its rich historical associations as well as its color make it a unique and attractive gemstone.
Lapis Lazuli may be given as a gem on the 7th and 9th wedding anniversary.
Lapis Lazuli made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time. It is one of the best stones for opening and balancing the Throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra opener.Lapis Lazuli helps to foster full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue”. Lapis also protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source. Lapis Lazuli will enhance dream work and spiritual journeying. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli helps with the immune system, thyroid and nervous system. It can alleviate headaches, migraines, fevers and pain.
- Communication, Intuition, Inner Power
- Primary Chakras: Throat, Third Eye, Crown
- Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Libra