Lapis Lazuli Crystal Pendulum with Chain
Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful gemstone is easily recognized by its deep, intense blue color. Formed by several minerals, Lapis Lazuli contains Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite
the latter which adds gold flecks. Lapis Lazuli ranges from light blue to a deep royal blue.
Lapis Lazuli was used extensively in Egypt beginning around 4000 BC. Lapis Lazuli gemstones are used for jewelry. Lapis Lazuli and was used as an inlay in King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus and ornaments.
Often, Lapis Lazuli stones were found buried with other Egyptian kings and queens. The Egyptians carved the blue mineral rock into scarabs and other shapes said to impart the gemstone’s benefits to the living and the deceased.
Lapis Lazuli was ground into a fine powder to make eye shadow, dye and elixirs. The blue mineral rock dye was used extensively to dye clothing for priests and members of the royal families.
Lapis Lazuli stones stand for truth. They inspire honesty in written and spoken words. It’s claimed all forms of communication are improved by wearing Lapis Lazuli gemstones.
Lapis Lazuli stones were revered for the protection they gave against the evil eye. In ancient Roman and Greek times, ornamental Lapis Lazuli stone statues and statuettes were used frequently to protect against evil. In Medieval Europe, it was believed Lapis Lazuli provided protection by spirits of light and wisdom against the spirits of darkness.
Other meanings associated with Lapis Lazuli are wisdom, truth, honor and peace. The stones are said to encourage good judgment and wisdom. Lapis Lazuli is said to enhance clear and creative thinking helping one to solve problems.
Lapis Lazuli remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.