Lapis Lazuli, or Lapis for short, is a deep blue gemstone. This stone consists of multiple minerals.
Mostly Lazurite, Sodalite, Calcite and Pyrite.
During the Renaissance this specific color was considered as Sacred. Lapis Lazuli was ground into powder and mixed into paint.
They used it to paint the robes of Virgin Mary and other historic cathedrals. At that time, this material was more expensive than gold.
The ancient Egyptians associated this beautiful blue stone with the night sky. It was seen as a sacred stone and used for amulets and scarabs.
The world famous death mask of Tut-Ankh-Amon is made of pure gold and stripes of lapis lazuli.
They not only used Lapis Lazuli for jewelry, amulets and scarabs. They ground it as well and mixed it with fat, so they could use it as eye shadow. Especially Cleopatra used Lapis Lazuli and Malachite for her make-up.
Lapis Lazuli is a spiritual stone which enhances spiritual energies. It strengthens spiritual skills, astral traveling and enlightenment.
But also offers wisdom and inner peace. This stone helps to bridge the gap between the physical world and the spiritual realm.
Lapis lazuli works strong on the throat (5th) chakra.
For this, it also helps to become honest and finding (and accepting) your inner truth. It help you expressing your emotions and opinions. So you can walk your own path and speak your own truth.
Besides, it helps with creativity, objectivity and to clear the mind.
Of course this beautiful stone has an effect on the physical body as well.
It can resolve issues on the throat, larynx, thyroids and the vocal cords.
It also has a positive effect on migraine, sleeping problems and dizziness. But it helps with stress, the immune system and the hearing as well.
- Try to avoid water contact. Do not wear jewelry during the dishes, shower or swimming.
- Avoid contact with cleaning products. Cleaning products can contain corrosive chemicals which can harm your jewelry.
- Avoid contact with perfums, lotions, make up or any other products in this family.
- Take care when dressing and undressing. Put jewelry on last, or take it off first.
- Do not lift heavy objects while wearing your ring, it might damage your ring.
Gemstones need to be cleaned and purified often since they absorb negative energies from the surroundings and the user(s).
Not all gemstones can be cleaned the same way, since some stones can get physically damaged if you use the wrong method.
You can clean Lapis Lazuli by placing it in Sunlight, Moonlight or by placing it in a bowl of uncooked rice.
Other methods you can use are using the Tibetan singing bowl, placing it in a Geode, placing it near Selenite or Smudge it with Sage or Palo Santo Wood (Holy Wood).