The Story of Lapis Lazuli
The name Lapis is the Latin word for "stone" and lazulī is taken from the Persian لاجورد, which is the name of the stone in Persian.
It is an ancient gem that has been mined for over 6000 years. In Fact this stone was one of the earliest gemstone materials.
The beautiful blue stone lapis lazuli has been highly prized for thousands of years.
The gem was treasured by the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They valued it for its vivid, exquisite color, and prized it as much as they prized other blue gems like sapphire and turquoise.
The History of Lapis Lazuli
The deep blue combined with the golden sparkle of pyrite resembled the night sky. This led many to believe that this stone was a connection to the gods. This was one of the reasons that priests and royalty often wore the stone, particularly in Ancient Egypt.
Perhaps the most famous artifact is the golden funeral mask of king Tutankhamen & Cleopatra wore eye-shadow made from lapis, an extravagance only King & queen could afford. To them, The Stone had religious significance and reflected the high status of their rulers.
The Benefits of Wearing a Lapis Lazuli Stone
As with any ancient gemstone many powers were attributed to lapis lazuli through the ages. Most times it offered the wearer protection from evil and would bring inner peace.
- Inner Strength
- Protection from evil
- Inner Peace
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