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Stone of the Week: Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli beads of all different shapes and sizes

Stone of the Week: Lapis Lazuli

History suggests that humans have been mining and using Lapis Lazuli in jewelry, amulets and sculptures for at least 6500 years. In fact, the mine that operates today in the Badakshan province of Afghanistan has been in operation since about 700BC, making it the oldest known  commercial gemstone mine! It was valued for its intense blue color by the ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks, and enjoyed the same esteem as other treasured blue stones such as sapphires.

Tumbled Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan
Tumbled Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan
Lapis with outstanding pyrite inclusions
Lapis with outstanding pyrite inclusions

 

 

Metaphysically, Lapis is thought to balance the throat chakra and expand intuitive skills, as well as imbibe the wearer with the power of full verbal expression. An ancient stone, it is also provides wisdom when dealing with the mystical/spiritual realms, and serves as a connection between the earth and spirit realms. It is also a protective stone, which is present in many ancient amulets and charms. It is a shield for negative energy, and returns any negative energy projected at the wearer back to its source.

A rough, natural piece of Lapis Lazuli, drilled and grommeted. From Kim's personal collection.
From Kim’s personal collection

 

From a design standpoint, there are many ways to utilize this powerful stone. It’s rich, saturated blue makes it a perfect match with many other stones. One of my favorite combos is Lapis, Turquoise and Red Jasper, with some Nepalese beads added in:

A Nepalese Conch Shell pendant, strung with Lapis, Red Jasper, Tibetan Turquoise, Tibetan Lapis and Tibetan Carnelian.
Lapis necklace with Nepalese bead accents

It also is stunning on its own, and can be paired with either gold or silver. We have plenty of Lapis in stock, both in bead form and in tumbled stones. Come on in and be entranced by this ancient treasure!

Lapis Lazuli beads of all different shapes and sizes
Lapis Lazuli beads of all different shapes and sizes
large Lapis Lazuli beads
large Lapis Lazuli beads

 

 

 

 

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  1. I have been to your shop before but not in some time. I have been dabbling with beads and will be back to check out your goods.

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