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Beautiful freeform chunks of Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli has a vibrant blue color with variations that give stunning depth to the piece. Various sizes available.
Lapis Lazuli, or Lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock utilized as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. The stone was utilized as jewelry and amulets in ancient Egypt. At the end of the Middle Ages, Lapis Lazuli began to be exported to Europe from Afghanistan. It was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. Many famous artworks from the 16th-19th century utilized the pigment of Lapis Lazuli for the blue, such as frescos of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer, and many more. Lapis Lazuli is rated between 5 and 5.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Lapis is one the oldest spiritual stones known to man. Lapis Lazuli is associated with truth and wisdom. It is thought to promote honesty, friendship, socialization, and dignity. From antiquity, Lapis Lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will ward off evil. Lapis is associated with the throat and third eye chakra.
This item is part of our “handmade with love” collection and is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size, and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is true "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment. Slight variations in color, size, and bead shape exist.