Lapis Lazuli has been one of the most sought after stones in use since the beginning of man’s history. The dark, celestial blue remains the emblem of reign and respect, gods and strength, spirit and dream. It’s a knowledge and honesty universal sign.
Lapis has been designed for thousands of years to show off its deep, dark colour. Historically, cabochons, beads, inlays, and tablets have been carved into lapis used in jewellery. It is also a common material for carving. But the use of lapis lazuli was never limited solely to jewellery. Lapis has become functional artefacts throughout its history, including game boards, bowls, dagger handles
The name means “silver rock” and with violet or greenish tints is always a brilliant blue.
Due to the lazurite, which is an essential component of this mineral, the rich blue colour.
The sumerians believed that lapis lazuli contained the spirit of the deities; the ancient egyptians also regarded it as the stone of the gods. This was partly because it reminded them of the stars in the night sky.