Lapis Lazuli is a rock that consists of: Lazurite, calcite and pyrite. For convenience, the stone is usually referred to simply as Lapis.
Popular mineral for processing
Lapis Lazuli is a hard rock that lends itself well to processing and is therefore popular in processed form for jewelry. These polished specimens have a beautiful intense blue color with gold-colored speckled pyrite and white calcite.
A favorite for thousands of years
Lapis Lazuli gets its name from a contraction of the Latin word 'lapis' which means stone and 'lazaward' the old Persian name for the blue stone. Lapis was mined in Afghanistan as early as the 8th century BC. This mineral has also been found as an ornament in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Working of Lapis
Lapis Lazuli is experienced as a very spiritual stone and promotes your own journey of discovery within your spiritual self. Furthermore, the mineral promotes inner peace and friendships and love relationships are strengthened.