The name Lapis Lazuli is derived from the Latin word stone- Lapis and the Persian word for heaven- L’azulus. Lapis Lazuli has been prized as a gemstone for over 6,000 years in many different civilizations. The ancient Egyptians used it to create amulets of the Goddess of truth, Maat and the famous Cleopatra is Believed to have crushed it and used the stone as eye shadow. The Summarian Goddess of love, Inanna is portrayed as carrying a Lapis rod and wearing Lapis Jewelry as she entered the underworld. Powdered Lapis was also used to create the rich, deep pigment “unltramarine” which was especially popular during the Middle Ages.
Metaphysical properties include: Promotes wisdom & mental endurance, Attracts kindness and love, helping relationships, Provides protection from negative energy, Boosts peace and harmony, helps disorganization, Improves creative expression, Stimulates the Throat, Third Eye & Crown Chakras, Zodiac association is Libra & Sagitarius, Planetary association is Mercury, Elemental association is Air.
All crystals have been carved and polished into an obelisk shape. Stone weight, size and color may vary due to the natural inclusions in each stone and color differences in photography and computer screens.