The healing stone of kingship
The Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest of all gems, with a history of use stretching 7,000 years back, when it was called Sapphire.
It is related to the tribe of Issachar, and was one of the stones used in the breastplate of the High Priest, called the "Hoshen stones".
The astrological sign of Lapis lazuli is – Sagittarius.
Birthstone for: December.
When you wear a piece of jewelry inlaid with Lapis Lazuli you might make spiritual connections, you might feel at ease, stronger and protected.
The Lapis Lazuli provides:
A mental and spiritual purifier.
Increases dreaming and reduce feelings of hopelessness, depression and melancholy.
It releases pressure, provides power and wisdom.
This healing stone is goood for increasing the ability of self-acceptance.
The Lapis lazuli is goood to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it.
It can strengthen the immune system and might ease dizziness.
It was formerly made into vases and bowls, and has been used from ancient times for beads and small ornaments. It was also extensively used in mosaics and was the "Sapphire" of the ancients.
This gemstone was often made into jewelry or ornaments as amulets and talismans against occult evil powers.
Color: dark blue with twinkles of white or gold (Pyrite),
the color of power and kingship.
Chemical composition: Na3CaAI3Si3O12S
Sources of supply:
The name Lapis is composed of Lazurite, a complex sodium aluminum silicate, mixed with other minerals.
From the Persian word "Lajward" meaning blue.
From Arabic: "Lazaward",
Latin: "Lapis lazuli" meaning "blue stone".
Jewelry inlaid with Lapis Lazuli :