Lapis Lazuli

Characteristics

Colours: Blue

Gemstone family: Minerals

Mohs hardness: 5.5

Ground locations: Afghanistan, Argentina, Chile, Italy

 

lapis lazuli
lapis lazuli

History

Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest gemstones to have been worked on. Whether for cultural purposes or jewellery adornments, it has been prized by the kings and lords of all time. When one of them, Alexander the Great, brought the stone to Europe, it would become dubbed as ‘ultramarine’ for it was coming ‘from beyond the sea’.  

 

Virtues

Lapis Lazuli is the gemstone of friendship and truth. Indeed, its opacity provides its bearers with complete authenticity and openness, for it leaves nothing to hide behind its deep colour. Stone of wisdom and awareness, Lapis Lazuli will bring you peace and harmony.