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.
Most of the lapis lazuli that is found in the market comes from Italy, USA, Afghanistan, and Chile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The extracts of lapis lazuli are extensively used as an excellent polish for jewellery, vases, sculptures, carvings, mosaics and ornaments.
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.
Some facts about Lapis lazuli:
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.
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The lapis originates in its various shades of blue, brassy pyrite spotted with white calcite.