Lapis Lazuli - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Lapis Lazuli Last updated : January 28, 2020 2:53 PM

Deep blue colored, semi-precious stone, Lapis lazuli or Lapis is venerated and highly prized for its extremely intense color since ancient times. This marvellous piece of stone has been the favourite of royals, monarchs and spiritualists, and is preferred in Lapis Lazuli silver jewelry and why not? The deep cobalt blue color of this stone with flecks of gold in between truly epitomises royalty and grandeur.

Other than being a semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli is also recognised and well-liked for the Feng Shui fact attached to it. The name of this stone has been derived from Latin and Arabic, Lapis in Latin means stone, and Azul in Arabic means blue, hence the name itself speaks of the appearance of the stone i.e. Blue Stone.

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Where is Lapis Lazuli found?

Most of the lapis lazuli that is found in the market comes from Italy, USA, Afghanistan, and Chile.

Healing Properties

Lapis lazuli is known as the stone of truth and wisdom, and hence there are a number of uses and purposes attached to this stunning cobalt blue jewel.

  • Great for professionals

Lapis lazuli is believed to be a great gemstone for people who are in the field of journalism, management, and psychology. It stimulates wisdom and intelligence in a person and guides him towards taking better decisions. Lapis lazuli creates innovative ideas for those who are in the profession of writing, enhances intellectual skills of historians and archaeologists, and helps in boosting astuteness in lawyers.

  • Heals the body

The healing power of Lapis lazuli cleanses and purifies the body. The intensity of this stone helps in opening the clogged chakras thereby healing it. Lapis lazuli is known especially for healing throat and brow chakra.

  • Amazing physical healer

Lapis lazuli is an amazing gemstone for larynx, throat, and vocal cords. It helps in stimulating and regulating the thyroid and endocrine glands.

Being the stone of truth, lapis lazuli reveals the inner truth and self-awareness. It provides relief to the people who suffer depression and the feeling of disparity. Lapis lazuli also helps people who are unable to control their anger and rage.

  • Excellent polish

The extracts of lapis lazuli are extensively used as an excellent polish for jewellery, vases, sculptures, carvings, mosaics and ornaments.

  • Used while meditation

It is believed in some civilizations that wearing this stone while meditating can recover memories of past life and the connection between the person with the ancient civilizations.


Lapis Lazuli Facts

Some facts about Lapis lazuli:

  • Lapis lazuli was considered as an aphrodisiac in ancient Rome while in Egypt and Babylonia it was used as a cure for some specific recurrent fever and desolation.
  • Lapis lazuli is one of the oldest stones known for its spiritual qualities. Moreover, even many civilizations believe that the biblical sapphire was actually lapis lazuli.
  • The powder of lapis lazuli was used in ancient times by the Chinese, Persian, and Roman women to paint their eyebrows blue.


Metaphysical Properties

Lapis lazuli is mainly composed of lazurite, silicate, sodalite, calcite, pyrite, and various other constituents. The healing properties of Lapis lazuli determine the purification and cleansing of the body. This high-intensity stone is believed to open some of the blocked chakras in the body. However, it is believed that it is only possible when there is insight in the soul, compassion in the heart, and knowledge in mind.

More than being the redeemer of the blocked chakras, Lapis lazuli also contains the special element of being a Feng Shui friendly gemstone. It is believed to spread energy in the entire ambience, and hence can be used at home as well as the office. Lapis lazuli can be placed in some specific areas depending on the energy that needs to be worked upon. You can place it in the east direction for better health, in North for growth in career and a right path, and in Southeast for wealth and abundance.

Lapis Lazuli at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Lapis
Crystal Habit Compact, massive
Streak White To Light Blue
Refractive Index 1.5
Diaphaneity Semitranslucent - Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 5-6
Sources Italy, USA, Afghanistan, and Chile
Chemical formula (Na,Ca)₈Al₆Si₆O₂₄ (S,SO)₄
Lustre Vitreous
Color Medium To Dark, Slightly Greenish Blue To Violetish Blue,mottled with white calcite and brassy pyrite
Chakra Healing Throat chakra, Third eye chakra
Birthstone December
Zodiac Sagittarius

Lapis Lazuli Color

The lapis originates in its various shades of blue, brassy pyrite spotted with white calcite.

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I have read your informative content and come to a point that Lapis is quite effective charm for the professionals. I am a doctor, so will this talisman suit me as you haven’t mentioned such a profession in your information.
Reply on 31/10/14
Yes Mary… You may wear this talisman as this is an apt gemstone for all the professionals who are related to management, psychology and more. So, as a psychology specialist you will get benefitted from it.
Reply on 3/11/14
I was searching for a gemstone that may help me in concentration while I am performing mediation. After reading this article above I have come to a decision that I should go for it as its properties matches with my requirements. So, should I go for it? Suggest please.
Reply on 15/11/14
Hi Miks… if your needs match with its properties then it doesn’t mean that you should go for it. Before this you should have some words with your astrologer. He will guide you a perfect way that will be best for selecting a beneficial gemstone.
Reply on 1/12/14
i have read this have shared apt information...quite helpful...thanks for sharing...
Reply on 16/4/15
hi Ricky, I also agree...Lapis Lazuli is perfect gemstone and the provided information is also apt....Jewelexi has done a great job, even doing well today also.. have launched two new sections...astrology and jewelry...i have gone through both and just love these...why don't you try yourself...have a look and please do share your it would be helpful for others too..Thanks..
Reply on 30/4/15
Thumbs up too from my side...hey Fritz I also want to congratulate Jewelexi for doing a great job...this will make the beings knowledgeable even in this field of gemstone. The people will also get the chance to know about their suitable gemstone. I find both the sections helpful. Thanks once again..!!
Reply on 22/5/15
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Reply on 16/6/15
Lapis lazuli stone is very useful in terms of relieving anger and negative thoughts, as well as easing frustrations causing the anger.
Reply on 2/7/15
There are so many healing benefits associated with lapis stone apart form this lapis also use in massage therapy
Reply on 29/5/19
I like the designs you created in your jewelry. I have noticed that you had created many different kinds of themed based jewelies also. It's amazing!!
Reply on 23/8/19
I never thought the jewelry of this stone is such mindblowing
Reply on 3/10/19
I like the way you tell us about the properties of every particular stone and then offering jewelry. Nice!!
Reply on 28/11/19
Wearing stone effects which you have mentioned about the lapis-lazuli, Are they really work?
Reply 3 days, 18 hours ago
Last week I purchase the jewelry from gemexi and really I am so much pleased with their quality and designs. Now I definitely said that gemexi is one of the best wholesale silver jewelry shop in Jaipur.
Reply 1 day, 13 hours ago

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