LAPIS LAZULI


With a deep vibrant blue and an infinite number of properties, qualities and coexisting with various cultures; lapis lazuli tells our story. A stone that transcends time; present from the oldest civilizations to the present day.

Its meaning and properties

It is said that the Lapis Lazuli stone was first found in the Hindu Kush mountain located in Afghanistan; from where it was extracted and exported to the Mediterranean world and South Asia since the Neolithic age. Although some theorize that it was found in Egypt, it is believed that the only source in ancient times was Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan, and that the stone reached Egypt via trade routes.

For the Egyptians, the lapis lazuli stone had value and importance thanks to its own interpretation; since for them its dark blue color represented the night of the heavens and the golden sparkles of pyrite, the stars. It was a clear picture of life; the blue of the color of the water and the divinity of the blue of the sky. And that's how they began to use it in everything. The artists; painting the Nile, royalty in their clothing, pharaohs in their tombs and Cleopatra; the stone powder like blue shadows.

It was an element that was part of their culture due to their beliefs; like the presence in the soul of the goddess Isis, and even; due to the physical appearance of the stone that gives it its name. A name that comes from the Latin word “lapis” which means “stone” and the Persian “lazhward” which means “blue”. A stone made up of minerals such as lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite. The combination that gives life to an unusual material. A color with a lot to say, a symbol of honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. A universal symbol of wisdom and truth.

The Romans believed it was a powerful aphrodisiac and both they and the Greeks dedicated it to Venus. The first Christians to the Virgin Mary and as mentioned above, the Egyptians to their goddess Isis.

In the Middle Ages it was considered a stone to keep the limbs strong and avoid fear. He wore the French crown in inlays, on his clothing and on his objects. For a time this rock was considered “blue gold.”

Little by little, as we got to know it better, it began to be used as a pigment by painters or dressmakers to dye fabrics; which represented the birth of ultramarine blue. The color applied in beautiful works and highly sought after for its permanence. A quality that led artists like Leonardo Da Vinci or Fra Angélico to use it.

Also known as the “Stone of Paradise” represents strong energetic powers. It is the ancient stone of mental and psychological health used to access sacred knowledge. Thanks to its time forming on earth, it serves as a means of communication with ourselves. It allows us to connect with our spirituality and balance the mind, emotions and physical body.

Its blue energy restores what is broken, purifies our own and deprives toxins and negativity from surrounding us. It allows you to live in the present, avoid regretting what was and flow with what will be. It is known for connecting with past lives, with the Akashic Records and for opening the chakras.

Relax the body and release tension. Lapis lazuli relieves general pain and inflammation. Relieves stress and promotes critical thinking. Relieves insomnia and overcomes depression.

In astrology, this stone contributes to the change of perspective and corresponds to the signs Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn. As an amulet, it also attracts success and is used to manifest achievements. 

How to use lapis lazuli?

By wearing this stone on the throat or around the neck, its properties act easily. Although it can also be used as an amulet on bracelets or earrings.

To protect the stone, impacts and water should be avoided.​​ As well as constant exposure to heat or sunlight as it can cause discoloration.

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