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Lapis Lazuli

This blue rock was loved by the ancients from Mesopotamia, to Egypt (it was Cleopatra’s favourite stone), Persia, Greece and Rome. In the ancient world, Lapis lazuli amulets were worn for protection of health – a practice that persists still today in some areas. The Romans believed that lapis was a powerful aphrodisiac. In the middle ages it was thought to free the soul from error, envy and fear.

LAPIS LAZULI  : Benefit both in mental and physical body. Strengthens skeletal system, activates thyroid gland, releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with Higher Self and Spirit Guides. Creative expression. Chakra(s): third eye, throat.

Formation: 3NaAlSiO4 Na2S with Pyrite, Lazurite, Koksharovite, Muscovite, Calcite, and a Diopside free from Iron. Vitreous blue, violet-blue, greenish-blue, violet-blue, greenish-blue. Hardness 5-5.5. Locality: Badakhshan, Afghanistan, Chile.

CARE: lapis lazuli is somewhat porous and should be protected from chemicals and solvents. Natural water is a way to cleanse it. Lapis is not very hard and should be protected from other jewelry when stored to avoid scratches

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